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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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Most impressive approach is from the Samar side

Last time I visited, we only drive a short distance on the bridge and reversed. This time, I was visiting Samar from Tacloban so I observed that the return from Samar allowed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Last time I visited, we only drive a short distance on the bridge and reversed. This time, I was visiting Samar from Tacloban so I observed that the return from Samar allowed an approach that shows the full steelwork of this Marcos era, impressive bridge. Unfortunately it is only a single lane each way and one is not supposed to... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was great to see, as also the building that is happening in Tacloban, I hope these poor people can get back on their feet as quickly as possible. It is Heartbreaking to see the devastation Yolanda (Haiyan) has caused.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Just amazing, we walked the bridge half way. Beautiful view! You will not be disappointed! We took a jeepney

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It's a tradition to visit the bridge and have your pics taken under the sign, while dodging the traffic of course! Always great views and a nice sea breeze :)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Did a half day tour and went o San Juanico Bridge. I was deeply impressed with the awesome view of this bridge.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Short 2 km but enjoyable ride across the sea from Leyte to Samar islands. The views are lovely especially at the main truss which is midway. Apparently among the most notable bridges when it was completed in 1973, it is still a cute attraction despite lots of newer and larger bridges built today.

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Ormoc, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

best to traverse at early dawn and late afternoon towards dusk. a reasonable hike back and forth . You may leave you vehicvles, motorcycle at the foot of the bridge on both ends .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the longest bridge in asia connecting samar & leyte with an S& L-shaped form is a must-see in tacloban. the magnificent view from the topmost portion is a sight to behold...clear water & lush greeneries sorrounding the area...dont fail to visit this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

been here and took photos on this bridge amidst NO STOPPING signs for the nth times..the view on the highest point of the bridge is so awesome..u can have better view of the surrounding islets..the bridge is well-maintained esp 'twas repainted after typhoon Yolanda struck! the bridge is councidentally has a S and L form representing Samar and Leyte islands

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Subic, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everytime we visit Samar we pass here and I enjoy the view over the whole area. It is like the brigde is built in the nature here. It is not huge and special

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Address: Address: Tacloban, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Leyte Island  >  Leyte Province  >  Tacloban

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