Agas-Agas Bridge rappelling
With the Agas-Agas Bridge now formally opened to vehicular traffic, the local government of Southern Leyte now moves to turn the P1.024-billion bridge into a haven for extreme sports enthusiasts who are into bungee jumping, rappelling, paramotor, downhill skateboarding and zip lining, among other extreme sports.
In order to showcase the bridge’s potential for these type of sports, organizers invited a group of extreme sports buffs from Manila and Cebu for an exhibition during the bridge’s formal inauguration by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo last Sunday, August 9.
Joey Cuerdo and company of Power Up, together with skateboarding champions from Cebu, Jason and Cham Garrido of Bukid, as well as other extreme sports disciples were on hand to demonstrate their skills in these fast-catching, adrenaline pumping type of sports.
We were there with the team Saturday for the set up and knotting up of all the necessary ties, links and equipment.
Here are some snaps I got during the setting up and preparations, as well as the rappelling practice session from what is now the tallest bridge in the country…
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Up next: rope jumping!