San Juanico Bridge
is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway and stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. Its longest length is a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shaped truss design. With a total length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi), it is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater.
The bridge was slightly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 but repaired.
How to get there :
- Outside Tacloban Airport, ride a jeepney with the signboard “Downtown Imelda”. This goes straight to the new Tacloban Bus Terminal for the fare of Php50.
At the terminal, look for a bus or jeepney bound to any destinations in Samar: Marabut, Basey, Guian, etc. All these will pass by San Juanico Bridge. The bus ride costs less than Php20 while travel time is approximately 20 minutes .
- From Tacloban Airport you can rent a tricycle to give you a tour – that’s what we did because we don’t have enough time to do the usual or local way. 600php good for 4px – Tac Airport to MacArthur Memorial Park to San Juanico Bridge to Van Terminal bound to Biliran. Not bad for 3 hrs of rush tour.
Note: vehicles are not allowed to stop to drop you in the middle of the bridge. The signage of that reminder is posted in both end point of the bridge. But during our visit,i noticed some of the private cars having a quick stop to take some pictures.
Here are some of our pics: