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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
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“Exhilarating view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had to pass this bridge again to go to Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant. The view is spectacular and it is really amazing to see and realize that we had this kind of bridge in this part of the Philippines.

Visited October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

have a t-shirt from a local vendor saying i have been there.
the bridge itself is a little ride from Tacloban. they is a walkway on the side for pedestrians who wish to walk. obviously vehicles are not allowed to stop on the bridge.
the straight it self is a amazing sight with tiny islands along the way.
they is no shops or tourist attractions on entry, just security check points.
however as a nice fusion of art meeting practical engineering and well worth the visit if in the local area, or if you are a bridge enthusiast.

Visited November 2012
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Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar
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“San Juanico Bridge Adventure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Been there last July 10, 2013, hired a tricycle from Ocho Seafood Grill to San Juanico Bridge and back to Town proper for only P200. Its a 20-30 minute tricycle ride from the town proper and you can see the views of Tacloban. Upon arriving, the tricycle driver waited for us while we walk and take pictures within the bridge. The view is breath taking and must try!

Visited July 2013
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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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“Every Filipino should see it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

The San Juanico Bridge is really dramatic. It never fails to impress the people who will pass on this 2-lane bridge. The superstructure is absolutely great! Since the 1970s until now, its the most beautiful bridge in the Philippines.

Visited July 2013
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“It was a great piece of infrastructure in the 70's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Take a jeepney that is clearly marked San Juanico from the now defunct Hotel D'Angelo on Burgos street. Fare is about P15 and it takes 20 minutes to get to the bridge from town.

When you get there, walk across the 2.2km to Samar and back. Now pat yourself on the back at having traversed one of the most recognizable bridges in the Philippines.

Built in 1969 at the cost of about USD22 Million, using Japanese technology and expertise, it was and still is quite a sight considering that it links two big islands.

Go in the afternoon on early morning when you can catch the red and orange light.

Last jeeps return to Tacloban at around 5pm to 6pm.

Visited August 2013
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