The bridge that you see in the image is the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge. It was named after a famous political figure in the Philippines, Senator Marcelo Fernan, who resided in Cebu during his term. This bridge connects Mactan Island to mainland Cebu and has a length of 1,237 meters. With the help of Japanese government, this bridge was constructed and finally opened to public on August 1999 to ease up congestion on the old bridge that connects the two islands for several years now.
The boat caught my eye as several decades ago, when building a bridge between the two islands had not been realized, boats were used to transport people from Mactan island to mainland Cebu and vise versa. But nowadays, with the bridge deployed, this banca has now of little importance in terms of transporting people between these two islands. Though some still uses them or its motorized version to cross, I believe. I was just lucky here to be able to capture both the "old" and the "new" technology/way of transporting people between islands.
Photowalk with the CebuPhotoOrg Group
Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge
March 29, 2009
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