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Jones Bridge in Manila sports a new look due to P20-M restoration

The historic Jones Bridge in Binondo, Manila has been spruced up due to a P20-million restoration program.

However, the launch date of its new look is still pending as restoration has yet to be completed, the city government's Public Information Office (PIO) said on Monday.



Manila PIO head Julius Leonen said the lamp posts and ornamental plants have already been installed on the bridge, according to a report of Isa Avendaño-Umali on Dobol B sa News TV aired on GMA News TV.



The restoration project includes the installation of 80 new lamp posts, which caught the attention of many netizens.

Some parts of the bridge will be cemented and painted.

Amid the ongoing restoration, the public has already started taking pictures of the Jones Bridge with its regal lamp posts.

Recently, a couple used the bridge as location for their prenup shoot

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso thanked the couple and the photo studio for appreciating the government's clean-up efforts.

Jones Bridge, also called the "Queen of the Bridges" in Manila, was formerly the Puente de España or Bridge of Spain.

However, it was later named after William Atkinson Jones in honor of the lawmaker who authored the Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916, also called the "Jones Law." 

In 2012, the bridge, which crosses Pasig River, became the site of the filming of the Hollywood movie "The Bourne Legacy" starring Jeremy Renner. —Joviland Rita/KG, GMA News