- Manila’s Jones Bridge looks as shiny and brand new following its P20 million restoration program
- The lower walls of both sides of the bridge were painted in gold, 80 new lamp posts and plants were installed and the La Madre Filipina Statue was returned
- Mayor Isko Moreno leads the inauguration on November 24, 2019
Manila’s Jones Bridge is shining like gold with its bright new lights and clean look.
The Jones Bridge of the City of Manila is all set for its inauguration ceremony after it underwent restoration. The bridge looks sparkly and romantic as the lights of its newly-installed lamp posts were lit to show off its new look.
Part of the P20 million restoration program was the installation of over 80 new lamp posts and ornamental plants in the center island. Solar road studs, or road lights were added for the safety of the motorists. And add more dramatic lights especially at night, the lower walls of both sides of the bridge were painted gold.
Another highlight of the restoration was the return of the historic La Madre Filipina Statue at the Jones Bridge. Sculpted by Ramon Martinez, it is one of 4 statues depicting the nation as motherland that were placed on the pillars of Jones Bridge before World W
ar II. It was moved to the Rizal Park in the 1960s, while the two other statues were moved to the Court of Appeals.
Netizens were in awe of the photos which have circulated on social media. A netizen wrote, “Beautiful MANILA now! Kudos to your Mayor and the people behind him. I’m curious how Luneta looks now. I miss it so much. More power Mayor Isko!”
Another netizen commented, “Malinis/Maganda na ang Manila. I grew up in Manila at ang laki ng ipinagbago. Thank you Mayor Isko ngayon pwede nang lumuwas ng Manila at mamasyal.”
The residents of Manila were also invited for the inauguration of the Jones Bridge to be led by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on November 24.