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Archive for the ‘Bridges’ Category

Labangan Railway Bridge (Calumpit)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Spanning the Rio Grande de Angat, the bridge erected in c.1887 is made of metal lattice work and previously decorated with cast iron moldings in its approach.

Posted in Bridges, Bulacan, Industrial Heritage | 1 Comment »

Arco Bridge (Lucban)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Now more popularly known as Puente de Arco, the bridge made of adobe was constructed in 1851. Originally a two arched bridge that spans the Camatian River only one arch remains standing.

Posted in Bridges, Industrial Heritage, Quezon | 11 Comments »

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.

Posted in Bridges, Industrial Heritage, Laguna | 7 Comments »

Mabacao Bridge (Maragondon)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Crossing over the Cay Alvaran River, the Mabacao Bridge is one of the few remaining steel trussed bridges built during the Spanish Period.

Posted in Bridges, Cavite, Industrial Heritage | 10 Comments »

Quezon Bridge (Manila)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Spanning the mighty Rio del Pasig, the Quezon bridge, built in the 1930’s replaced the aging Colgante Foot Bridge. Designed in the prevailing Art Deco style, the bridge echoed the Sydney Harbor Bridge which no doubt was its inspiration.

Posted in Bridges, Industrial Heritage, Metro Manila | 7 Comments »

San Juan del Monte Bridge

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Built in 1883 as a viaduct to supply fresh drinking water to Manila, the bridge over the San Juan River, drawn up by Geraro Palacios y Guerra, stands as a mute witness to the turmoils that led to the start of the Philippine-American War of

Posted in Bridges, Industrial Heritage, Metro Manila | 3 Comments »

Santa Maria Bridge

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Built during the 19th century, one of the few remaining bridges built by the Spanish Colonial Authorities, the bridge in the town of Santa Maria is made entirely of bricks. Proof of its durability and strength, the bridge still withstands the weight of passing busses and trucks.

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Dampol Bridge (Dupax del Sur)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Built in 1818 by Fray Francisco Rocamora OP, the single arched brick bridge spans the Abanatan Creek.

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Alitao Bridge (Tayabas)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Built in 1823, the bridge which traverses the Alitao River in Tayabas, Quezon, was built by Don Diego Urbano. Composed of two Adobe arches, the bridge has been recently been widened with cement piers attached to the original adobe span.

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Mauca Railroad Bridge (Ragay)

Posted by admin on December 31, 2006

Used more by makeshift trolleys that ply the Southern Tracks, the Mauca Railroad Bridge has a unique span with inverted truss support rather than the usual saw truss.

Posted in Bridges, Camarines Sur, Industrial Heritage | 2 Comments »