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#124 San Juanico Bridge

The San Juanico Bridge that spans across the San Juanico Strait from Samar to Leyte islands in the Visayas, central Philippines, is considered the longest bridge in the Philippines, spanning across the waters of the strait with a length of 2.16 kilometers (from Wikipedia).

The bridge have been designed by renowned architects Arvin Valderamma andĀ Juanito Balunbalunan. The bridge is supported by 43 spans rising 41 meters above the sea. It has a large arch beneath which allows boats to pass.

The bridge connects Tacloban City on the Leyte side and Santa Rita town on the Samar side. The bridge offers many picturesque views, especially of the San Juanico Strait with its whirlpools as well as the islets of the province. Construction on the 21.9 million-dollar bridge began in 1969 and was completed in 1973.

Mabuhay ang San Juanico Bridge!

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