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Archival Documentations and Images of the Jones Bridge (Pre-WWII)

Requested from NLP by F. Fuentes at 08:18 PM on Mar 02, 2022.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1919 - 12/31/1946
Tracking no: #NLP-056178131240

Fuentes 08:18 PM, Mar 02, 2022

Hello! I am looking for archival documents, images, footages, etc. of the Jones Bridge in Manila before and during its destruction in World War II.

- The plans and documentations leading up to its construction
- Existing blueprints of its design
- Existing notes, journals, diaries of the architect Juan Arellano
- Images and footages featuring the bridge and its detailed features
- Images of its statuary: the four La Madre Filipina, the four figures near the river, and the central emblems on the bridge
- The actual date and moment it was bombed

Maño 08:31 AM, Aug 19, 2022

August 19, 2022

Dear Mr. Fuentes,

I refer to my letter of Mar 02, 2022 08:18:48 PM about your request under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Archival Documentations and Images of the Jones Bridge (Pre-WWII).

In order for us to work further on your request, we need more information from you regarding your query. If you still wish to continue with your request, you may use the reply function on the eFOI portal  at, for request with ticket number #NLP-056178131240, to respond.

During the period of us awaiting your reply, your request will be put on hold. If we do not receive a reply on or before Nov 11, 2022 12:30:15 AM, your request will be closed.

We hope to hear from you at the soonest possible time.

Thank you.


FOI Officer

Fuentes 10:26 AM, Aug 19, 2022

Hello, yes. To clarify, I am looking for archival media (photographs, video, etc) depicting the Jones Bridge during its time before, during, and after World War II.

I am particularly interested in any possible media that shows clear details of the ornamentations featured on the bridge such the sculptures and statuaries.

In regard to documents, perhaps there are blueprints or plans available. What was the reasoning and history behind its construction and design, and when was it destroyed.

Additional info, documents, publications about Juan Arellano would be appreciated too.

Maño 08:44 AM, Sep 06, 2022

September 6, 2022

Dear Mr. Fuentes,


Thank you for your request dated Mar 02, 2022 08:18:48 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Archival Documentations and Images of the Jones Bridge (Pre-WWII).

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. The National Library of the Philippines has the documents you are requesting. You may coordinate with the Filipiniana Division at to further assist you with your request.

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Thank you.


Kathrina Liza Maño
FOI Receiving Officer

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