Saturday, July 07, 2007

quezon bridge


One of the bridges crossing the Pasig River, connecting Quiapo to Ermita. This photo was taken inside the Arroceros Forest Park which was reopened to public last July 1.

It is interesting to note that this bridge was designed by Gustave Eiffel, who is famous for designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

13 comments:

reyna elena said...

You know when I was home, I drove through this bridge and it was like really blackish! Then yong river below has a lot of garbage floating around!

Is it still the same? It looks like it's clean sa picture mo.

pusa said...

hi reyna,

they repainted the bridge last year. the river is still black, but they are doing some effort to clean Pasig river, from time to time (mostly in the mornings), i see ferries cleaning up the garbages. hopefully Pasig River will regain its natural beauty but that is wishing too much i guess.

Senor Enrique said...

I often drive by this bridge. I like it. But I was told it isn't a fun bridge to cross on foot.

pusa said...

hi senor, i didnt encounter any prob while walking in the bridge, though i wasnt there for long so i wouldnt really know... one thing though is the entryway for pedestrian really stink!

travelphilippines said...

wow atleast we have our own Eiffel Bridge. hehe nice site keep it up..

ivanhenares said...

Eiffel did not design the Quezon Bridge. It was the precursor of the Ayala Bridge, the Puente de Convalecencia, which he designed.

BRusillon McNabs said...

So Ivan all what was written in the French Structural journal for Eiffel was a mistake...?

Anonymous said...

this bridge is cool. we are in Canada Ottawa, Ontario. we are coming to visit you!! and the tersiers!

Anonymous said...

we are coming to hunt you down!

Anonymous said...

im visiting bohol and cebu

vic torres said...

no, it wasn't the ayala bridge. the one designed by eiffel was the the puente de colgante. this was the hanging bridge that used to cross the pasig river where the quezon bridge is now. the colgante bridge was demolished in the 1930s and wsa replaced with the quezon bridge. the bridge you see now is a new bridge. the original quezon bridge was destroyed during world war 2.

noothercity said...

Have you tried walking along Ayala bridge?

pusa said...

hi noothercity - nope i havent tried that yet, is is pedestrian friendly? :)

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