Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bridges of Bauang [Sunday Bridges]

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We crossed Bauang bridge a little before 7 o'clock on Saturday morning on our way to Vigan.   McArthur Highway runs through this bridge connecting Manila to Northern Luzon provinces of Ilocos Sur and Norte.  Bauang bridge is located in Bauang, La Union province, about 259 kilometers north of Manila.

From the banks of Bauang River, the remnants of an old PNR railroad bridge are seen.  The railway bridge, completed in 1929, was the longest bridge ever built by the Manila Railroad Company.  It survived World War II and earthquakes.  According to the Heritage Conservation Society, the railroad bridge was abandoned after the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo destroyed most of its tracks.
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21 comments:

Sidney said...

Wonderful images... like postcards !

Ebie said...

Gorgeous colors of the sky to greet the morning. Very lovely!

Kaori said...

Must be a very sturdy bridge! Beautiful photography :D

wenn said...

lovely bridge!

arabesque said...

wow! that looks impressive! quite a stunning shot esp from this angle. ^0^

joo said...

Beautiful post! The second photo is outstanding!:)
Happy Sunday to you:)

cieldequimper said...

Oh the second shot is gorgeous!

Elisa said...

So beautiful!
And so is the sky!

VioletSky said...

This looks to be a very straightforward type of bridge!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I like the colour of the bridge, it has a warmth of sandstone. Lovely skies and a peaceful feel make for a great photo. The second one has beautiful skies.
Thank you for visiting and your kind words.☺

EG Wow said...

The sky is really, really nice in both photos. I like the way the bridge leads the eye into the photo. NICE!

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a promise to me. Wonderful pictures indeed. Please have a good new week.

daily athens

dong ho said...

bridge and dark skies matches perfectly.

Andrea said...

beautiful photos, i love the 2nd one more, dramatic!Thanks for your visit to my site.

docgelo said...

we've crossed this bridge several times already but it's only on your photos that i get to appreciate it.
sometimes, we really need to pause a while to value the beauty of surroundings.

Photo Cache said...

very nice post. i am really envious of this ilocos trip. i so wanted to see this part of the country more than any other part.

Francisca said...

That's a solid bridge and a gorgeous capture of the sky!

Melissa B. said...

Love these snaps! We're on a road trip ourselves this weekend...

imriz said...

guess i've crossed this bridge when we went up north...i may say, i would want to consider going back...love your photos

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for this contribution to Sunday Bridges. MacArthur is evidently still a hero to many in the Philippines. He was a difficult man and had a monster ego, but he tried to do the right thing both in the Philippines during the war and after the war as governor of Japan.

Luna Miranda said...

Louis, you're right, many Filipinos still regard MacArthur as a hero. I've read a few books about him and you're right about his ego and temper. He also made some bad decisions during the war.:p