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San Juanico Bridge

Tacloban, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Tacloban
Type: Bridges
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Makati, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Who: Me and cousins on a family reunion What: San Juanico By foot When: Some time 2010 Where: Leyte - Samar got a chance to be on 2 islands in 1 day, took me 30 mins with my overweight cousins, haha *look for giant jellyfishes and some huge fish shadows on san juanico strait! brace for yourselves when vehicles go... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you wish to be on that moment were you're on two places (leyte and samar) both at the same time then San Juanico bridge should be on your list. It's neat. No biggie. Vehicles aren't allowed to park on the bridge. They'd have to do a long U-turn to get back so just take note of that.

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Be cautious at all times when you attempt to walk across this beautifully-engineered bridge. (We were lucky enough to be allowed to do so.) It's a thrilling experience as you walk over this bridge; feeling the vibration of the ground with each passing vehicle, and enjoying the panoramic view of (part) Leyte, Samar, and San Juanico Strait. If your lucky,... More

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Manila, Philippines
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I was on a trip to go to Tacloban and I was told to prepare my camera. I actually don't know what I should be ready for until I say from afar this very long bridge. And then they said it's the famous San Juanico Bridge. I'm amazed cause this is my first time to see it with my own... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Could only go to the security check point. They let us take pictures of the sign and couldn't really see much of the bridge. I would have to recommend a taxi or something to actually drive over the bridge which we didn't have.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Even though it was constructed in the seventies, the bridge is still breathtaking in form and figure! Truly one of Marcos' greatest achievement at that time when the Philippines is still 2nd in Asia in terms of growth in the economy. Spectacular!

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It's very pretty, but if you've been across any bridge, it's about like that. I was a bit worried our Jeepney would not quite make it up the incline. Luckily it did, and there doesn't seem to be a safe spot to stop along the way-despite other reviewers suggesting it, there really isn't space and large trucks go past so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A decent tricycle ride out of Tacloban asked you to see life away from the centre. En route, and until they are cleared away (if), you will pass the ships which have been washed ashore by the storm surge, and where thousands lost their lives. People around the ships remain friendly and as Filipino spirited as ever, but if you... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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297 reviews 297 reviews
91 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The San Juanico Bridge is really one of the most aesthetic and stylish of any bridge in Asia, or the world, for that matter. If you have the time, interest and a few pesos, hire a boat to take you from Tacloban up the Gulf to the bridge, under and return. The views of the bridge from water level are... More

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Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Interesting difference between the Leyte "L" view and the Samar "S" view of the bridge. I wish they had better and bigger signage for this unusual (for the Phil) bridge.

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