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“bridge in between” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Juanico Bridge

San Juanico Bridge
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Tacloban
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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, philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“bridge in between”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

going to san juanico will take about 30 minutes from tacloban city proper. you will pass by several busy areas and also suburbans. before and after crossing the bridge you will go through a checkpoint. when we reached the bridge its almost dark so i partially saw the beauty of it. you are forbidden to stop along the way to take pictures so what we did is to stop at tne end and park our car and walk towards the endpoint of the bridge to take a picture even though its already dark. the bridge seems to move as vehicles passed by. it was also not well lit. best to go there in the morning to see its beauty.

Visited November 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Fascinating!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

If you're going to take pictures, it's better to walk through the bridge because stopping your vehicle in the middle of the bridge is not allowed. Best time to take pics is before sunset.

Visited September 2012
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Samar Island, Philippines
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“A treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

One of the best structure that the visayan people can treasure and call their own. Really an art and a must see. Only that you cannot stop along the bridge to take photos

Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Attractive architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This long bridge has very attractive architecture. It looks out onto at least two islands on one side and five on the other, none of which seem to have white sand from what I could observe.

There is a footpath on each side.

Drivers are not allowed to stop on the bridge but traffic at 0900 on a weekday was fairly sparse so it was easy to slow down to 20kmh and take a photo from the vehicle in which I travelled.

Visited September 2012
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Manila
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“Amazing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

It's amazing to know and see this long bridge in the Philippines. The shape and the way it was built is unique, I think we are the only ones with this shape that is S and L, representing Samar and Leyte. Great architecture!

Visited August 2012
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