There are bridges that are meant to be crossed,
to find the joyful world waiting at the other end.
There are bridges that people are afraid to cross
unsure of the unfamiliar world waiting at the other end.
There are bridges that are forbidden
but people still crossed in spite of the forbidden sign.
There are bridges that are meant to be crossed twice
to figure out what had gone wrong during the first try.
There are bridges that are worth looking back
to smile at the memories left at the other end
There are bridges that are meant to be burned
so there will be just one path to take and that is to go forward.
What bridge are you crossing right now?
@2013 By: Balut Manila
|Leaving Mandaue City - approaching the arch|
|"look back shot" after crossing the arch|
The photographs of "Marcelo Fernan Bridge" were taken while aboard a speeding taxi heading to the airport. The first photo is taken while approaching the bridge's arch after leaving Mandaue City. The second photo is a “look back” shot after crossing the arch from Mandaue City.
This bridge brings a lot of happy memories in my short but colorful stay in Cebu. This is the kind of bridge that I won’t mind crossing over and over.
Fats about the Marcelo Fernan Bridge:
The Marcelo Fernan Bridge is an extra-dosed cable-stayed bridge located in Metro Cebu, Philippines. It spans across Mactan Channel connecting Cebu Island to Mactan Island. It is opened in August 1999, has a total length of 1237 meters (4058.40 feet) with a enter span of 185 meters (606.96 feet). This is one of the widest and longest bridge spans in the Philippines. It carries 4 lanes of vehicular traffic and pedestrian sidewalks. It was named after Senator Marcelo Fernan, a political figure from Cebu City.