San Juanico Bridge

Basey, Samar

San Juanico Bridge
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Judie Ann Princess M.
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Marked as the longest bridge in the Philippines.

San Juanico Bridge is I think the most picturesque bridge of all the Bridges I've been to. It is really lovely!

Aside from the fact that at one end you are at Leyte then upon reaching the other end you are already in Samar! What a bridge right?

It has a length of 2.16 kilometers with the forms L from Leyte to S for Samar.

Once we were there for photo ops, our tour coor told us that way back when it was being under construction. It was a gift of Ex-President Ferdinand Marcos to his wife Ms. Imelda Marcos, and that it was a "gift of love".

Mrs. Marcos was then in charge for the construction. There were rumors that she consulted a "manghuhula" who said the bridge would never be finished unless blood of the children will be spilled out on the foundation. In short, hindi daw magiging matibay yung construction unless blood ng mga bata yung ihahalo sa cement mix. In which even the "organs" of "those" children were also mixed. Creeepy. Because I knew that blood "could" strengthen a building but, blood of chicken or pig is what I personally know. Not blood of children 128560

But I have a friend that told us that her grand dad was one of the workers when San Juanico Bridge was being constructed and she asked her mom if it was true. Then her mom told us that what her dad told them when they were little was they used blood of chicken or pig. He didn't mention of mixing children's blood naman daw. 🤔

Whichever is true. I still adore the bridge and I was really glad I went here. Kaka-star struck! 128516

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Anthony M.
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What an impressive bridge.... traveled over the bridge back in 2001 , for a look

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Julie L.
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Longest bridge in the Philippines. It was really mesmerizing because it has the gorgeous view of Samar and Leyte.

We wanted to stop and take photos but unfortunately there was a bomb threat so they were not allowing vehicles to stop anywhere along the bridge.

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Jon B.
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On the second day of my backpacking Leyte, I rented a tricycle to take me to San Juanico Bridge. It is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway and stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. Its longest length is a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shaped truss design. With a total length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi) it is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater.The bridge was slightly damaged by typhoon haiyan in November 2013 but repaired. It is one the famous landmarks to visit when In the Leyte.

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Kiko G.
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Visiting this bridge might not be captivating to others but there's really more to just walking this 2.16-KM bridge.

San Juanico bridge is part of the Philippine Highway and connects Tacloban City and Sta. Rita, Samar. San Juanico bridge is accessible by taxi, jeep, bus or tricycle from any point in Tacloban City. I took the tricycle and it cost me PHP150. It's the usual price to go around the city. Taking the jeep would be the cheapest option but taking the trike or cab is more convenient if you're willing to pay.

San Juanico Bridge offers a lot of scenic views. The San Juanico Strait has thousands of whirlpools caused by the province's islets. If lucky, ships actually pass under the bridge and it's the only place in the Philippines that I can think of that would give this kind of experience. Also, during migration, birds actually flock at the small island just right under the bridge.

San Juanico was slightly damaged but Im glad that it was repaired. Late afternoon will be the best time to walk across this bridge.

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Choy R.
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Fascinated with the bridge structure that connects The province of Samar and Leyte.

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