The Zapote Bridge was a historical witness to the two fiercest battles that took place in Bacoor.   The “Battle(s) of Zapote Bridge” in 1897 and 1899 became encounters of revolting Filipinos against the Spanish and Americans respectively. One battle took place on February 17, 1897 when the Filipino Revolutionary Army held back the advance of the Spanish invaders. It was in this battle that General Edilberto Evangelista who heroically fought and died, making him the “Hero of Battle of   Zapote Bridge” in 1899.