Since I still have few hours to burn on my final day in Tuguegarao City, I visited another major landmark in the city - Buntun Bridge. Given that it is just 2.5 kilometers away from the city center, I just took a tricycle and asked the driver to bring me to the bridge. I alighted at the foot of the bridge on Tuguegarao's side, I want to cross the bridge by foot.
Buntun Bridge is considered as the longest river bridge in the country. It stretches from Tuguegarao City to Solana, Cagayan and spans over the mighty Cagayan River, the largest river basin in the Philippines.
The bridge’s length is 1.098 kilometers and provides an unassailable view of the magnificent Cagayan River and the mountainous terrains nearby.
I highly suggest the you walk through the whole span of the bridge from Tuguegarao City to Solana Cagayan. It is quite an experience as you feel the strong winds and the sudden shaking of the bridge as big trucks passes by.
Upon reaching the other end of the bridge, you may take the rocky path on the right side going to the bottom of the bridge.
This is where you could take a wide shot of the bridge with the rice fields and the river below it. Truly an amazing sight!
As I took the plane going back to Manila, an aerial view of Buntun Bridge bid goodbye to me. It's really awesome!
HOW TO GET THERE
Ride a tricycle from Tuguegarao City town proper to Buntun. Travel time is about 10 minutes, fare is around 30 pesos.
This is part of my solo northern luzon adventure in Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca in Cagayan and in Tumauini and Cabagan in Isabela province that happened last November 5-7, 2011. Cagayan and Isabela are the 44th and 45th provinces on my list and this adventure is my 13th solo trip. Join me as I crossed a river and a bridge, explored a cave, visited churches, experienced local delicacies and walked through the streets of Tuguegarao City.
Tuguegarao City and Peñablanca
Tumauini and Cabagan
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