Quezon Bridge
Quezon Bridge in 2020
Coordinates14°35′43.8″N 120°58′55.5″E / 14.595500°N 120.982083°E / 14.595500; 120.982083
Carries4 lanes of N170, vehicles and pedestrians
CrossesPasig River
LocaleManila, Philippines
Official nameManuel L. Quezon Memorial Bridge[1]
Other name(s)M. Quezon Bridge
Named forManuel L. Quezon
Maintained byDepartment of Public Works and Highways
Preceded byMacArthur Bridge
Followed byAyala Bridge
DesignArch / PSC girder bridge
MaterialSteel & "Pre-stressed" Reinforced concrete
Total length447 m (1,467 ft)[2]
Width22.50 m (74 ft)[2]
No. of spans8[3]
Load limit5 t (5,000 kg)
No. of lanes4 (2 per direction)
Constructed byPedro Siochi and Company
Construction end1939
ReplacesPuente Colgante

Quezon Bridge is a combined arch and prestressed concrete girder bridge crossing the Pasig River between Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo and Padre Burgos Avenue in Ermita in Manila, Philippines.

Quezon Bridge was built to take the much greater and heavier 20th century vehicular traffic than the nineteenth century Puente Colgante, which it replaced, was designed to carry. Quezon Bridge was constructed in 1939 under the supervision of the engineering firm Pedro Siochi and Company. The bridge was designed as an Art Deco style arch bridge and was inspired by the design of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.[2][4] It was named in honor of Manuel Luis Quezon, the President of the Philippines at the time of its construction.

It was wrecked during World War II and subsequently rebuilt in 1946. It is a subject of frequent repairs, reinforcement and retrofits through the years due to increasing utilization, age and at one point, damage by fire in 2014.[5][6] As a result, the bridge became restricted only to light vehicles.[7] Its last major reconstruction was done in 1996.[8] The bridge was lighted up with new LED lights in February 2022.[9][10]



  1. ^ "Manuel L. Quezon Memorial Bridge". Filipino Heritage Festival. August 11, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c De Vera, Ricardo. "Terms of Reference for the Proposed Rehabilitation of Quezon Bridge and Approaches in Manila". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Detailed Bridge Inventory". Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Noche, Manolo (April 5, 2006). "Bridge Over Not So Troubled Waters: Spanning Communities and Building Relationships". ICOMOS Philippines. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "3 children injured in Quezon Bridge fire". The Manila Times. April 10, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "DPWH bares measures to fortify Quezon bridge". Rappler.com. April 15, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "DPWH Restricts Quezon Bridge in Quiapo to Light Vehicles". Department of Public Works and Highways. April 11, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  8. ^ Layug, Benjie (July 11, 2013). "Quezon Bridge (Manila) – B.L.A.S.T. – Live Life to the Fullest ……… Don't Stay Put". Benjie Layug: Adventures of a Savvy Traveler.
  9. ^ "LOOK: Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso led on Saturday night, February 12, the lighting of Quezon Bridge". City of Manila. February 13, 2022. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  10. ^ Laurel, Drei (February 14, 2022). "We hope Manila City's Quezon Bridge stays this bright for good". TopGear Philippines. Retrieved March 4, 2022.