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Address: Tacloban, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
Description: The San Juanico Bridge, is an arch-shaped truss bridge in the Philippines...
The San Juanico Bridge, is an arch-shaped truss bridge in the Philippines stretching from Samar to Leyte crossing the San Juanico Strait. It is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway. It is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of water with a length of 2.16 kilometers.
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Still a Little Bit of a Thrill

I first saw the bridge at 12 & just recently saw it again. To me, it looks as fun, interesting, odd and beautiful as before. Maybe because I went there as a kid, before I saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Bacolod, Philippines
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I first saw the bridge at 12 & just recently saw it again. To me, it looks as fun, interesting, odd and beautiful as before. Maybe because I went there as a kid, before I saw humongous bridges in other countries, but San juanico has left its mark on me. I still get a mood boost passing it and seeing... More 

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Tacloban City, Tacloban, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I can't count the number of times I've been here, let alone the number of times I've passed by the wonderful bridge connecting Samar and Leyte. Aside from its symbolism, I admire it for its functionality and was even more appreciative when Yolanda hit Tacloban City. Without it, Leyte would have been so isolated. Let's talk about the view. It... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We took a scooter ride out to the bridge at night. The stars and view were nice. It was a way to pass the time, but it was still just a bridge.

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Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

-travelled by jeepney from tacloban downtown to San Juanico, 15Pesos, -a nice walk along the bridge, can see the big ocean -quite difficult to find transportation back to the city

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Namur, Belgium
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175 reviews 175 reviews
26 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This huge bridge is unique in the Philippines by its size, beauty and usefulness. It cannot be missed when you cross over from Samar island to Leyte island and avoids you the crossing of treacherous waters with high current. One sections rises very high so that large size ships can pass under and allows the large unsupported part its structural... More 

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Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

the shape, the scene, the story. This is what makes San Juanico bridge - the span of steel and concrete that connect the islands of Samar and Leyte a must see site.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

You can get some photographs here, and the obstructions are few. The view of two land masses are clearly visible, and enjoyable to look at.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

our "tambayan" or hangout place when we were not in the mood for movies or something... just be careful once you're halfway, it makes a sound :)

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Gold Coast
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very long bridge that provides great views. Very high in middle & able too see much of the river damage of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

the longest bridge in the Philippines, a 2.16 kilometer length, connecting Tacloban, Leyte & Sta.Rita,Samar...walking across the bridge with its beautiful sights with islets.besides....see our photos...

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