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“Photoperfect to see both Samar and Leyte”
Review of San Juanico Bridge

San Juanico Bridge
Ranked #1 of 15 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
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Photoperfect to see both Samar and Leyte”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This is the country's longest bridge - one side shaped like S (Samar) and the other L (Leyte though it cant be seen on level ground). For one living in this country for a lifetime, it feels good to see that something was made right. View is rich on both sides. Highly suggest to do a walk. (though only did half on S side). Interesting find..Somewhere along the way (coming from leyte, its on the left), look down to see religious figure perched on the hill. Be sure to keep right to get the S shaped (after crossing Welcome sign).

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Its a bridge but nice location, views and something different.”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed in Tacloban when I visited and crossed the bridge in a Tricycle and a van. Tricycle was more fun and you can stop off on the east side as it has a wee outcrop of land you can walk along and look up at the bridge. Would recommend walking across (take a bottle of water). Lovely views when crossing and the fact the bridge goes up and down makes it more interesting than a simple crossing.

simple but enjoyable.

Visited June 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Beautiful”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

I didn't expect much from this but I was astounded by its beauty. The view was outstanding. We went out of the car (even if it was prohibited) just to be able to get a picture. The waters were so blue and pristine.

Visited August 2013
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Manila
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“Exhilarating view!”
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“interesting”
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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