Saturday, November 21, 2009
Puente De España ca. 1900s
The "Tranvia" or the streetcar was used to ply around Manila until 1945 when the system was destroyed by the war. It was never restored.
This bridge was used to be called "Puente de Espana" or Bridge of Spain which was later called Jones Bridge. The bridge was also destroyed during World War II.
On the upper left of the photo you can see The Insular Ice Plant that was torn down to make way for the LRT bridge coming from San Marcelino... supposedly this smokestack was a landmark of prewar Manila as was the whistle that would sound off every hour.