LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 11 (PNA) -- Night visitors who want to experience the soft touch of the sea breeze will be more delighted with the presence of newly installed lights at the rail of the 250-meter long city’s southern boulevard bridge at the front of the Albay Gulf in Barangay Dapdap here.
Patterned after that in Xiamen City of China, the city’s tourism bridge is durable, rust-free and considered as the lighting land mark of the city.
Legazpi City Mayor Noel E. Rosal, who on Friday led the ceremonial switching of the lights, said the project will serve as lights signage from the bridge, which is visible from a distance of ten kilometers.
“It will give more attraction to all the viewers and other visitors to the beauty of the boulevard, especially during night time. It is also very important to fishermen from other neighboring provinces and municipalities because if they see the lights while catching fish at night time, then they can easily see that they are already approaching Legazpi City,” he added.
The city chief executive said his administration will install similar lights at the other bridges along the coastline of Legazpi City to encourage the different tourist personalities to always visit the place and prove to them that the boulevard has a perfect ambiance, well lighted at night, clean and free from air pollution.
The city’s southern boulevard is considered as one of the longest boulevards outside Metro Manila, stretching five kilometers from the Embarcadero de Legazpi commercial complex to the coastal areas of the villages of Dapdap, Puro and Lamba.
It is a four-lane concrete road with an expansive shoulder of two paved lanes at both sides and now serves as the favorite venue for biking, walking, jogging, running and other forms of physical activities.
Rosal said his administration, through the Department of Public works and Highways Bicol regional office, also has an on-going construction of another 2.7-kilometers road to serve as the northern boulevard from the coastal areas of barangays San Roque, Baybay, Sabang and Pigcale.
It is designed to protect the lives and properties of the residents from the impact of storm surges during typhoons.
Part of the construction of the project is the putting up of a 380-meter-long reinforced concrete deck girder bridge that will connect the road going to the regional offices in Barangay Rawis and in the first district of Albay and some municipalities of Camarines Sur province, Rosal pointed out. (PNA) FPV/FGS/EPS/CBD/SSC