Thursday, January 25, 2007

Carmen Rosales Pangasinan

This barrio probably exceeds all barrios and towns of Pangasinan in popularity in the entire Luzon. It is the terminal of buses and jeeps going to the north; like Ilocos Sur, La Union, Ilocos Norte, ang Benguet: to the south; Pampanga, Manila, Laguna: to the east; Nueva Viscaya, Isabela: and Bayambang, Lingayen to the west.

It is also known for the Carmen-Villasis bridge which was used strategically and built by the Americans to fight against the Japanese.(see left image, 1935 bridge, right image, the present bridge)