Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Urban Decay: Remnants of Franklin Bridge

Remnants of Franklin Bridge

Franklin Bridge also known as Calmay Bridge was part of what historian Rosario Mendoza-Cortes called the Golden Road. The 12 kilometer highway linking Dagupan to Lingayen and to Western Pangasinan. For many decades, this highway was considered the best road in Pangasinan as its surface was arched and reinforced so that it could withstand heavy rains. It had a thick base foundation of rock quarried from San Isidro, Labrador.

The Golden Road approached Dagupan through the barrios of Carael and Calmay. The bridge was constructed by American engineers during the Commonwealth period and was a landmark structure in Dagupan.

In 1935, the bridge, together with the Colegio de San Alberto Magno, a school for boys run by Dominican priests situated at the western end of the river was swept away by raging floodwaters after month-long heavy rains. The bridge was never re-constructed. The short concrete section of the bridge standing today is all that remains of the bridge.

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26 comments:

  1. nice pics! sana ni-ayos nila whatever is left of the bridge, given that it's historical.

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  2. @KULIPATOT...thanks bro! nakagawa na din ako ng HDR photos sa wakas.

    @ZaiZai...tama ka, sana nirestore na lang kahit papanu at gawing tourist attraction.

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  3. pre aus sa shots ah....
    cgrado ako bumaba, umakyat at bumaba ulit sa pampang for ur shot!
    nice!!!!!

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  4. The photographs remind me of paintings I wish I could do. I see beauty through your lenses. Great work!

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  5. nice bro.. gagaleng talaga ng mga kuha mo..

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  6. @Pala kanton...tama ka pre, akyat baba ako tas kung saan saan ako tumuntong para lang makuha yung mga shots na yan...pinagtitinginan nga ako ng mga tao pero wala akong paki-alam..haha

    @jonathan...thanks bro!

    @Jessica...salamat! idol din kita sa pagpinta. u

    @Mecoy...ako na ba talaga?! haha! salamat ! *blush*

    @Anonymous...thanks bro! whoever you are...u

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  7. Very nice pictures you have here :)Halatang pinag effortan just to get great shots :)

    At nabigyan mo ng buhay ang matagl ng nakatenggang bridge na yan through this post...

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  8. @Jag...thanks Jag! salamat din sa pagbisita. u

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  9. Hi. First time dito sa blog mo. I just want to ask, are you from Dagupan or anywhere nearby? It's just that I have never met any other blogger besides my sister(exblogger) who lives nearby. hehe. Ang galing ng mga kuha mo. I've been looking at older pictures... asensado ka ha. dati camera phone lang. hehe. Good job. Kapag nagawi ka dito, photoshoot tayo. :)

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  10. anep.. pde makifriend tol? heheh..galing ng editing power mo.. kaka mangha

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  11. oi! ayos naman ako hehehe. actually di lang ako palacomment dito pero lagi kong nababas to sa reader hehehe

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  12. @mr.nightcrawler...yeah, lets meet one of these days! matagal ko na ring pangarap makameet ng mga bloggers nearby. see you soon!

    @juneosidabenitez...uu naman, mula ngayon eh friends na tayo. hehe. simple lang gumawa ng HDR tol, recently ko lang sya natutunan. tatlong exposures lang na pinagsamasama tas HDR na! u

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  13. @Bino...ako din, pero sadyang wala me time na magcomment at dumalaw sa mga blogs. pero somehow nakakadalaw din ako sa blog mo. naaaliw ako kung sinu nakafeature sa blogger of the month. i think now mas marami na akong time para gumala sa blogosphere. hehe

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  14. since friends na tayo as of today, hehehe..add kita sa blog roll ko ha?

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  15. @juneosidabenitez...saglit tol, panu yan, walang blog roll tong blog ko. u

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  16. ayos lang.. na add naman din kita sa blog ko e.,.atleast updated ako sa mga post mo :)

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  17. @juneosidabenitez...oi salamat! u

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  18. Pareng Asiong! I got your message. Yup. Malapit lang pala tayo. Naku... tambay na iyan! Photoshoot na iyan! At balita ko kasama pa si denggoy ah. Nice. I can send you my info... what's your email add? See you soon. :)

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  19. set na yan pareng asiong at nightcrawler! hehe! kontakin niyo na lang ako via my profile. andun email ad ko. ah yeah!

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  21. wow!...kakainggit ang mga shots mo...sana maging ganyan din ako katalented :)

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