About the photograph below, it is a portion of the first macadamized road built in the Province of Batangas, at Kilometer 121 of the Batangas-Bauan Road. The term “macadamized” pertains to a type of pavement that uses compacted pieces of crushed stone. The Batangas-Bauan Road is actually just a portion of the Batangas-Nasugbu Road.
|Kilometer 121 of the Batangas-Bauan Road. Image digitally extracted from the July 1914 edition of the Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin.|
These seven kilometers of the Batangas-Bauan Road were first laid in 1907 using hand-broken stone and without using a road roller.
Notes and references:
1 “Bureau of Public Works Quarterly Bulletin, Volume 2 No. 4,” compiiled by C.A. Tansill, published July 1914 in Manila by the Bureau of Public Works.