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Philippine Highways and Major Roadways - Compiled Threads

We used to have a thread like this, right?

San Juanico Bridge - the longest in the country (?)


Bamban (Neilsen) Bridge - one of my favourites


Mactan II - The World's Longest Center Span Extraclosed Cable-Stayed Bridge


looks like Hong Kong!




Mactan I




Jones Bridge


EDSA/Ortigas Fly-overs
 

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Nice pictures, Absent!! Bamban (Neilsen) Bridge is an awesome bridge, where is it?? I havent seen it before.
 

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nice pictures. I guess some are postcards (San Juanico Bridge, Jones Bridge and Edsa/Ortigas fly-overs):D

by the way, my first time to here Bamban (Neilsen) bridge...
 

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I believe Bamban is in Pampanga. If I'm not mistaken, that's lahar underneath it. It was built to replace another bridge that was washed away by lahar flows after Pinatubo erupted.

Isn't it beautiful? Engineering function meets design beauty. It's almost Calatrava like.
 

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Bamban is already part of Tarlac Province, but quite near the Pampanga-Tarlac boundary so you will think it's still part of Pampanga :)



Originally posted by boybaha

I believe Bamban is in Pampanga. If I'm not mistaken, that's lahar underneath it. It was built to replace another bridge that was washed away by lahar flows after Pinatubo erupted.

Isn't it beautiful? Engineering function meets design beauty. It's almost Calatrava like.
 

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Bakit kulay pula yung bandila sa Tulay ng San Juanico?
 

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Lahar, huh? I would have thought that the government would just build an ordinary bridge for a lahar crossing, but i guess they were innovative enough to build that stylish bridge.
 

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Probably the communists... ;)

Actually, that picture was probably taken during the centennial year, 1998.

The original Katipunan flags were red.

The flags are red because red is the color of our blood.
 

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yeah, i think Bamban is in Pampanga. i believe i've passed by that bridge when going to Baguio.

we need more bridges along the Pasig river. i hope we get a bridge like that Bamban one
 

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Originally posted by renell

yeah, i think Bamban is in Pampanga. i believe i've passed by that bridge when going to Baguio.

we need more bridges along the Pasig river. i hope we get a bridge like that Bamban one
Yes i agree. That Bamban one looks like its span is the width of the Pasig river. We should have more new bridges crossing the Pasig river that are stylish and innovative.
 

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PGMA Inaugurates Pangasinan Bridge

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently inaugurated a vital high impact bridge project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the Province of Pangasinan which was completed more than six months ahead of schedule.

The 1.021 kilometer Hector Mendoza Bridge Project in Alcala, Pangasinan was formally opened to vehicular traffic by the President assisted by former President Fidel Ramos, House Speaker Jose de Venecia, DPWH Assistant Secretary Manuel Agyao who represented Secretary Florante Soriquez, and other public works and local officials.

The Hector Mendoza Bridge is the realization of Eastern Pangasinan’s longing for permanent, all weather and less time consuming means of land transportation.

DPWH-Major Flood Control Project (Cluster II)-Project Management Office under Director Philip Meñez implemented the construction of Hector Mendoza Bridge, one of the four contract packages under the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)-assisted Agno River Flood Control Project-Phase II which aims to mitigate flood damage at the upper Agno River basin in the provinces of Pangasinan and Tarlac.

Instrumental to the prompt completion of this bridge project was the close monitoring activities of DPWH Undersecretary Manuel M. Bonoan, in-charge of overall supervision over project management offices; DPWH Assistant Secretary Rafael Yabut, in-charge of operations in Region 1; DPWH-Major Flood Control Project (Cluster II) Director Philip Meñez; DPWH Region 1 Director Fidel Ginez, concurrent director of Agno Flood Control Project-Special Project Management Office; Project Manager Andy Sosa and consultants Nippon Koei in association with PKII Engineers and Basic Technology and Management Corporation.

The bridge links the town of Alcala, Bautista and Bayambang towards San Carlos City, a major commercial and education center.

Construction of the bridge aside from linking municipalities of Eastern Pangasinan conforms with the regional and provincial development objectives by providing complementary support to the Poponto Floodway component of the Agno River Flood Control Project.

Completion of Hector Mendoza Bridge will facilitate the clear passage of regulated flood flows diverted from Agno River to the Poponto Spillway.

The bridge project which was constructed of good quality in less than 25 months contract duration at a cost of P726.231 million by China State Construction Engineering Corporation and Ciriaco Corporation is 9.5 lineal meter wide with an 11.7 meter road approach road 260 and 210 meters long at both ends.

While DPWH adopts the fast-tracking policy under the leadership of Secretary Soriquez to enable the early realization of project benefits, the Department also embraces total quality management as an essential part of engineering practice that is vital to the development of better public works.
 

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malagonlong bridge

from waypoints.ph

14° 00.825N 121° 37.002E Province: Quezon

Malagonlong Bridge in Quezon Province is one of the few surviving arch type bridges built during the Spanish colonial period. Located about 2.4 km southeast of Tayabas, it forms part of the provincial road going to Pagbilao. About 230m after this bridge is the junction going to Mauban.

It is wonderful that our forebears could build bridges like this which could last for centuries even without using reinforcing steel or modern technology. A modern girder type bridge is seen being built on the upstream side to replace the old one. Once it is completed (construction frequently stops), this would provide a better view of the old classic from the upstream side.

Waypoint narrative by: GBLontok 2002

all pics by GBLontok









 

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renell said:
i heard San Juanico needed some repairs. didn't it?
got some friends who come to leyte often. and yea, they complain about the sad state of san juanico bridge. i dunno though if it is already repaired/ being repaired. or their local govt has no plan at all?
 

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longest footbridge

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(last one)

09° 51.210N 125° 34.995E Province: Surigao del Norte
longest foot bridge in the country - this 391m foot bridge connects two barangay islands, cantiasay and san pedro. the place is about 30min away from the mainland and you need to rent a boat at the pier.

Waypoint narrative by: remzamora 2003

all pics by remzamora


 
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