Saturday, November 21, 2009

Puente De España ca. 1900s


The "Tranvia" or the streetcar was used to ply around Manila until 1945 when the system was destroyed by the war. It was never restored.

This bridge was used to be called "Puente de Espana" or Bridge of Spain which was later called Jones Bridge. The bridge was also destroyed during World War II.


On the upper left of the photo you can see The Insular Ice Plant that was torn down to make way for the LRT bridge coming from San Marcelino... supposedly this smokestack was a landmark of prewar Manila as was the whistle that would sound off every hour.

6 comments:

  1. Hello, I was looking to get in touch with you-- I was hoping to get permission to repost/ print some of the pictures on this blog as part of research I am doing into Philippine History. I would also like to rightfully attribute the photographer and sources in the reasearch as well. I can be reached at pixelfish [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Thank you,
    Stephanie

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  2. Hello there, like Steph above, I've been wanting to get in touch with you as well to ask for your permission to print some of the photos on this blog as part of the book I'm putting together called "A Short History of Manila." You can reach me at agustin [at] nelz [dot] ca. Many thanks!

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  4. Jones Bridge, actually is not Puente de Espana. Puente de Espana was damaged by flood in 1914. Jones Bridge was designed by Juan Arellano- 1916 Construction was finished by 1921..Eventually old Puente was demolished.

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  5. Jones Bridge, actually is not Puente de Espana. Puente de Espana was damaged by flood in 1914. Jones Bridge was designed by Juan Arellano- 1916 Construction was finished by 1921..Eventually old Puente was demolished.

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