The Patapat Viaduct is one of the longest bridges in the Philippines with a total length of 1,300
meters. It is located in the municipality of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. The bridge connects the Maharlika Highway in Laoag, ilocos Norte to its neighboring province, Cagayan Valley.
Patapat Viaduct, which is is elevated 31 meters over sea level was constructed by Hanil
Development Co. Ltd. under the management of DPWH-PMO-PJHK and is maintained by the
Department of Public Works and Highways. The concrete bridge was completed and opened to the public in October 1986.
Dubbed as the French Riviera of the Northern Philippines, the now famous Patapat Viaduct is
attracting the attention not only of local tourists but foreign as well. The bridge conforms to the winding mountain side of the town’s coastal mountains primarily to solve the problem of landslide that have caused a number of vehicular accidents in the past.
The Patapat Viaduct is a highway—more than 30 meters above sea level. The 1.3-kilometer long coastal road in Ilocos Norte municipality can be located in Pagudpud district. It is a busy street found at the coastal areas of Pagudpud linking Cagayan Valley Highway in Laoag to Maharlika Highway.
You can visit it anytime, regardless of weather or day.