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Caprichio Bridge (Majayjay)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Built in 1826 by Fray Victorino del Moral de Calatrava to provide a footway to town. Built over the river Olla, the arch is 90 feet high, constructed using Mamposteria technique, (rough stone placed one on top of another) and bound together using only a lime mixture.

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7 Responses to “Caprichio Bridge (Majayjay)”

  1. I’ve actually been to this bridge, a short hike off the main road in Majayjay. The locals refer to it as ‘Piggy Bridge’ adn it is a beautiful area, beautiful breathtaking view down the volcanic canyon and off to the ocean on a clear day from on top.
    In its current state you can’t really cross the bridge on all original parts, but small (3.5′ wide) parts have been built on either end to connect the main part of the bridge with the sides of the canyon. It is used by the locals for foot traffic, and only by a few farmers in the bukid for whom it is convenient.
    I took a picture of 4 of my friends while on top, you can’t really see much of it but you can barely see the more recently built iron handrail in the background.
    The picture is located here:

  2. chris lubuguin said

    This is the first time I heard of this. Usually, it’s either the church or the waterfalls when you say Majayjay Laguna. Interesting….

    • leo said

      if somebody want personally visit other hidden bridge lucban, via majayjay or to get historical information u can contac us at 09184509253 Lucban Historical Society

  3. rojan88 said

    wow, i didn’t know that this bridge in our town was a heritage site. so sad nasira na sya nang bagyong santi 2 yrs ago 😦

    • leo said

      THIS BRIDGE WAS THE ONE WHOM MENTIONED BY DR JOSE RIZAL OF THE FIRST PAGE OF HIS BOOK EL FELIBUSTERISMO ALSO THE STORY OF THIS BRIGDGE WAS PUBLISHED ON THE BOOK TRAVEL FROM MANILA TO TAYABAS BY JUAN ALVAREZ GUERRA 1874

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