The Colgante Bridge

Colgante Bridge
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The Colgante Bridge was one of the historic bridges that spanned the Pasig River. This bridge, known as the “Suspension Bridge,” was built from 1849 to 1852 using modern methods available at that time.

Instead of using arches, support came by way of towers on both ends. The bridge was first known as “Puente Claveria,” but eventually became known as “Puente Colgante.”

After almost a century, the bridge was no longer able to accommodate the modern needs of the city, and so it was eventually demolished in 1939 to make way for the construction of the Quezon Bridge, named after former President Manuel Quezon.

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