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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1852 Colgante de Manila (Claveria)
Manila, Philippines (Pasig River)
Bridgemeister ID:2112
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1940
Suspended spans:1
Main span:110m
Deck width:7m
Notes
  • Rene Sumodobila writes: "It had a single lane in each travel way to allow passage of horse-drawn carriages and a pedestrian island in the middle. The Puente Colgante is said to be first suspension bridge in the Far East. The bridge materials were imported from England by Matia Menchacatorre y Cia, a Spanish company, in joint venture with Ayala y Cia, a local company. The contruction was supervised by M. Gabaud, a French engineer. Inaugurated in January 4, 1852, it went into service until 1940 in order to give way to the modern-day Quezon Bridge"
Photo courtesy Rene Sumodobila

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