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.
LOOK: Mga bagong streetlight sa Jones Bridge sa Maynila. Hindi pa ito ganap na nailulunsad dahil patuloy pa ang pagsasaayos sa tulay pero marami na ang nagpapakuha ng litrato rito (taken at 5:30 am). | via @Isa_Umali pic.twitter.com/A21MnsH2am— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) November 3, 2019
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.
LOOK: Ayon kay Julius Leonen, hepe ng Manila PIO, wala pang petsa para sa paglulunsad na bagong "look" ng Jones Bridge. Pero naikabit na ang mga pailaw, may halaman na ring inilagay sa center island. | via @Isa_Umali pic.twitter.com/eZ2oIVWRWZ— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) November 4, 2019
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