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San Juanico Bridge

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Address: Tacloban, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
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09028464356
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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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Great for walking and sight-seeing.

We rented a taxi from the airport to take us on a day tour. He informed us that he can't stop on the bridge to let us take pictures but offered to drop us off halfway and he'd... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Arlene W
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We rented a taxi from the airport to take us on a day tour. He informed us that he can't stop on the bridge to let us take pictures but offered to drop us off halfway and he'd wait on the end of the bridge in Samar. It was a good day, being cloudy with a hint of drizzles meant... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's best to pass by this bridge during daytime so you can appreciate the scenery. Otherwise, you see nothing since the bridge is not well lighted at night.

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Thank GeeMags
Tacloban, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to San Juanico bridge you are actually witnessing two important places. The most obvious is the bridge, which was donated by Japan to the Philippines in the 1960s. From the 60s till now, this remains as the longest bridge of the Philippines. The other one is that the bridge is straddling the worlds narrowest strait. The body... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The iconic location adjoining Samar and Leyte. Really beautifully designed, especially the snaking of the tail at the Samar end.

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a car with driver for our Tacloban tour. I asked the driver to drop us off in the start of the San Juanico bridge and to wait for us at the end of it. It took us 45 mins to cross due to the selfies. We did this during the sunset so it was not hot but it... More 

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1 Thank jaysantos_dot_ph
Tacloban, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have been here a lot of times, i have also passed through this long bridge after Yolanda. when you pass this, its normal just like any bridge but when you see the scene around (just dont imagine the floating objects after Yolanda), its jaw-dropping...

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1 Thank Louie1247
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Apart from being long, the bridge itself is not very interesting, but the views are worth seeing. There are signs saying vehicles are not allowed to stop on the bridge, but they were being ignored by a few motorists. We drove slowly over the bridge a couple of times before going on to Tacloban (from Samar)

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Thank Dan M
Valenzuela, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Beautiful connecting bridge. I was so afraid when a vehicle pass by the bridge because the bridge is starting to shake. It gave me a mini heart-attack; just to get the photo in the middle you have to look out very careful to your left and right.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Longest bridge in Philippines, get a Jeepny out from Tacloban City and walk the bridge. Great views and an easy walk.

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We rented a trike to go here from downtown Tacloban. 30 mins drive without traffic. Awesome sight! The bridge is shaking a bit every time a car passes by that's why we didn't went up the bridge to take a better pic. :(

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