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“one of the longest hotel in asia” 4 of 5 stars
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San Juanico Bridge
Tacloban | Naturephilippine. Com, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Tacloban
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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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.
manila
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“one of the longest hotel in asia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

breath taking view. its prohibited to stroll along this bridge but u can sneak a few seconds to take a picture, an do it at the top most part of the bridge. not only its a beautiful infrastructure but it serve its purpose very well of connecting leyte and samar.

Visited December 2011
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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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“magnificient view of the bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

the weather was soo hoooooooooot!! and the stretch of san juanico brdige was easy to run great experience

Visited August 2012
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Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
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“San Juanico Bridge - A Pride of Filipino Initiative & Self-confidence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Four times I come across this bridge in going to Manila via land trip. The first time I just pass by. The second time, I dropped by and took some pictorials by standing on its deck. By the third and fourth times, I just passed by being satisfied of my memorable experience.

The bridge is an engineering wonder by itself. Though the civil engineering theories used in its construction is not a new engineering innovation, it's actual construction is an engineering feat not for the faint of heart. Workers have to put up the huge piers and foundations across a vast sea separating the provinces of Samar and Leyte. And not just ordinarily putting it up but submerging and fastening it into a solid rock bed to secure it.

And the cost was staggering. Cement supply alone was contracted to several cement plants to solely supply for the bridge until it was finished.

When the international community knew about it, it attracted tourists by the millions and the government coffers also earned by the millions. But the most important feature of this bridge is that it heralded the pride of the Filipino initiative and self-confidence despite severe criticsim from political critics and opponents.

Now, the San Juanico bridge still stands as one of the monuments of Filpino originality, though it has already become a commonplace attraction and has gathered less tourist than when it was opened to public transport several decades ago. .

Visited September 2011
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“Was one time the longest bridge in Southeast Asia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

A very impressive infrastructure. This is a bit older. This time we were not allowed to stop somewhere for picture taking. Unlike before we were able to have stopped somewhere at the best angle one can choose. When i went for the second time, i was with my sister and her two children on an excursion, i was informed that stopping anywhere is prohibited.

Very nice site to have a look and get a souvenir photo.

Visited December 2011
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Hong Kong, China
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“A famous bridge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Caught a jeepney from downtown to the base of the bridge and walked all the way across into Samar. Waited there for a bus to take me back to Tacloban. If you have time to kill its an OK activity

Visited October 2011
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