The Catarman Bridge opened to traffic after 9 long years of construction marred by man made corruption and natural disasters. And more than P200 million pesos expenditure later, not to mention not meeting its April 2007 expected completion date.
The Catarman Bridge though is still closed to medium to large-sized public utility vehicles, they have to go the long route of the Diversion Road a short portion of which traverses the Catarman's Forsaken Road. All other vehicles from pedicabs to tricycles and private vehicles can now cross the bridge.
The Catarman Bridge connects Catarman town proper to the University town of UEP, and the eastern part of the province of Northern Samar.