The bridge remains to be a silent witness to two fierce battles. The battle with Spain on 17 February 1897 was participated in by Bacoor’s Katipunan leader, Gil Ignacio. It also saw the death of more than 450 Filipinos that included the civil engineer turned Lieutenant General Edilberto Evangelista. Two years later, on 13 June 1899, another battle was fought. This was against the American colonizers led by Major General Henry W. Lawton. Dubbed as the second largest battle of the Philippine-American War, the Filipino army was led by General Artemio Ricarte, General Guillermo Masangkay and Bacoor’s very own General Mariano Noriel.


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