PHOTO: Newly-Constructed Bridge Laguna-Batangas Border, Postwar - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

PHOTO: Newly-Constructed Bridge Laguna-Batangas Border, Postwar

Below is a picture of the bridge along the Manila-Batangas Road at the border between the provinces of Laguna and Batangas. It has been taken from the United States National Archives where it is captioned as the “Viga Bridge,” likely Biga. The date when it was taken was not provided except that it was after World War II and probably part of the reconstruction of the Philippines with United States Aid.

The photograph has been cropped from the original and resized to 2000 x 1479 pixels in consideration of readers with slower Internet connections. It has also been processed using graphics editing software to improve overall quality.
Bridge over Batangas-Laguna border.  Image credit:  United States National Archives.
Bridge over Batangas-Laguna border.  Image credit:  United States National Archives.
For comparison, below is a picture of the same location courtesy of Google Street View. The bridge has been improved over time as part of national road widening projects.

Recent photo of the same location, courtesy of Google Street View.
Recent photo of the same location, courtesy of Google Street View.


Notes and references:
Top photo from the United States National Archives.
Bottom photo from Google Street View.

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