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San Juanico Bridge

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Address: Tacloban, Tacloban, Leyte Province, Philippines
Phone Number: 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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Nice to check this bridge out during early hours so there won't be a lot of people. You can already see the wear and tear quite evident in some parts of it, especially those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gett B
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice to check this bridge out during early hours so there won't be a lot of people. You can already see the wear and tear quite evident in some parts of it, especially those submerged in water. Rumor has it that street kids were buried in the cement in the construction of this bridge lol.

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Thank Gett B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's really just a bunch of steel and wires but it's amazing in the sense that it connects one island to the other. A pity this bridge was the sight of gruesome scenes during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The view is great though :)

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Thank Marisel S
Santa Rosa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by San Juanico Bridge on our way to Samar. It was such a great experience. It made us proud as Filipinos. We made this trip a few months after Undoy and Tacloban was just recovering from the great devastation the flood brought but with the bridge, it brings hope to the people that they have strength enough to... More 

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Thank MaeCPA
Tacloban, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'am a local of Tacloban City and I'm proud to say that this bridge is full of history and love. The bridge is also a major way that connects Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for the transport of goods and services, by that this bridge is to be really proud of. For this trip of ours at least we were not... More 

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Thank nylsemaj
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great! We cross the bridge from Samar going to Leyte by foot. It was fun thought it was a bit tiring. We enjoyed the view while taking pictures and even just simply watching it. Really amazing.

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Thank Chinprimrose
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit Tacloban! The people are super friendly, the city is fun and vibrant. There is an air of fun and laid back life wherever you go. San Juanico bridge is impressive considering how long ago it was built. It's quiet and a nice departure from downtown. If you're hungry head further once you cross into Samar and grab pizza at... More 

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Thank Matt F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a ride on a tricycle to see this bridge. Pretty impressive structure. On the way back stopped at the boat monument on the way back into town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main architectural structure in the middle is amazing. otherwise there's nothing striking about the bridge itself. The views from the bridge are beautiful.

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Thank rick3011
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an iconic bridge with a stylish design as it is built by the Japanese as part of the war reparations to the Philippines. The design is an L on the Leyte side and S on the Samar side. However, it is still just a bridge.

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Thank JA M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by this bridge on the way to Samar. At first I was not sure what was the big deal with a bridge that's just winding, but indeed it is aesthetically quite lovely, especially against the backdrop of the little island in the channel. It's best to cross it on foot or cycling or something that fits on the... More 

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