The Calumpit Bridge in Bulacan

Calumpit Bridge Bulacan Macarthur Highway River Pampanga Province Size Length Elevation Width History War Engineering Battalion Army Japanese Bataan Construction Repair Height Fishing Road Vehicle The Calumpit Bridge is located along the MacArthur Highway in Calumpit, in Bulacan Province. The Calumpit Bridge crosses the Calumpit River and links Bulacan to Pampanga and other northern provinces in central and northern Luzon. During World War II, the bridge was demolished by the Engineering Battalion of the United States to impede the movement of Japanese forces on their way to Bataan.  The Calumpit Bridge was also the site of the first battle between Filipino and American soldiers during the retreat of Aguinaldo to the Ilocos Region. Continue reading