Saturday, October 18, 2008

THE RELIGHTING OF MACARTHUR BRIDGE














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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:34 AM


19 Comments:

Blogger pusa said...

yey i was so happy when i saw men working on this a few weeks ago, can wait to see them finish it

October 18, 2008 12:05 PM  

Blogger Dennis Villegas said...

This bridge really needs to be lighted adequately as I saw a lot of people walking on it even at late in the evening.

By the way, is this bridge the same Puente de Espana of Spanish times? I have to re-read my Streets of Manila book to trace these old names....Thanks for sharing senyor...

October 18, 2008 7:01 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Puente de España would be Jones Bridge, Dennis.

Incidentally, to know more about Manila's bridges -- with then and now photographs -- check out BCS' Tanawin:

http://tanawin.wordpress.com/

October 18, 2008 9:38 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I'm planning to take nighttime pics of this bridge once everything has been installed, Agnes :)

October 18, 2008 9:38 PM  

Anonymous El Cineasta said...

Hello Señor,

I went to Savory Restaurant in SM Mall of Asia to have lunch with my parents and I was really amazed with their pictures of Old Manila hanging on their walls. There were pictures of Quiapo, aerial view of the Pasig River showing the connecting bridges, Alemar and Madison along Taft and the original Savory branch in Binondo. The Pasig River really looked like the Thames River of London. Try to visit it soon.

October 19, 2008 2:04 AM  

OpenID bw said...

the bridge looks clean ! And boy has it changed. Would like to see your night shot on the bridge :)

October 19, 2008 2:59 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

We Manileños may now seem to take it for granted, but the streets of the city are swept clean every morning, BW.

Yes, I will definitely plan on taking nighttime shots of this bridge once all the lights have been installed completely.

October 19, 2008 7:28 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I rarely go to MOA, Cineasta; last was during the Intl Book Fair last September, but now that you've mentioned the vintage photos inside Savory's, I may just go there one of these days.

Thank you for the head's up :)

October 19, 2008 7:29 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Eric...if this goes on I think I will do a series about lamppost designs in Manila... ;-)

October 19, 2008 11:46 AM  

Blogger JayAshKal said...

Definitely about time that working lights are installed in this historical bridge.

Waiting with "bated breath" on your post re refurbished MacAthur bridge Eric.

I hope all these refurbishing will go on so at least Sidney can go back photo blogging.

October 20, 2008 9:17 AM  

Blogger JayAshKal said...

Ooopss... I did not know that Sari-sari store is back and open for business again. Thanks Sidney...

October 20, 2008 9:22 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That'd be a wonderful idea, Sidney! Go for it :)

October 21, 2008 10:23 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's right, Mario, Sidney's back!!!

October 21, 2008 10:24 AM  

Blogger the donG said...

sana may mga kuha ka rin nito sa gabi. parang ang ganda yata nito sa gabi.

October 21, 2008 6:07 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

I got to comment on those lights... hehehe

DiyesKe naman! wala bang ibang klase ng ilaw na nababagay na pang tulay, kahit na yung ginagamit sa highway?
Parang overkill naman yung dami ng borloloy ng mga ilaw, kaso nga mainam sa wala... boinks!
O' well, kudos to Manila City Hall for doing their job or MMDA or Mayor Lim.

October 21, 2008 11:13 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Personally, I agree with you, Reyd. I'd much rather go for those utilitarian highway lamp posts that provide good illumination and easy to maintain.

My main concern is if in case these new light fixtures get damaged, will they have those parts and breakable globes readily available?

October 22, 2008 8:26 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It may take another couple of more weeks for the installations to be completed, donG. After which, I may plan to take some night time shots.

October 22, 2008 8:28 AM  

Anonymous palma tayona said...

hmmm... and double hmmm...

i've been staring at these pictures and i couldn't stop myself from putting this remark: Those lamp posts are atrocious!!

i am definitely glad that the bridge is being fixed and all but por dios por santo, do they really have to place those immensely tacky lamps that look like some kindergarten kid's project?? they just don't seem to fit, too out-a-whack.

yun lang.

October 24, 2008 4:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lol ... there seems to be a trend to install surprisingly weird lighting fixtures on our bridges, Palma!

October 25, 2008 7:03 AM  

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