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San Juanico Bridge

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Crosses  San Juanico Strait
Total length  2,200 m
Height  41 m
Bridge type  Truss bridge
Other name(s)  Marcos Bridge
Construction started  1969
Opened  1973
San Juanico Bridge
Carries  2 lanes of vehicular traffic; pedestrian sidewalks
Locale  Santa Rita, Samar and Tacloban, Leyte
Maintained by  Department of Public Works and Highways
Design  Arch-shaped truss bridge
Address  Pan-Philippine Hwy, Santa Rita, Leyte, Philippines
Location  Tacloban, Santa Rita, Samar
Similar  MacArthur Landing Memorial, STO NINO SHRINE AND HE, Agas‑Agas Bridge, Lake Danao, Canigao Island

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San Juanico Bridge (Filipino: Tulay ng San Juanico) 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 dedicated to Ferdinand Marcos' wife, Imelda Marcos.


The bridge was slightly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 but repaired.

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The Philippine government's project of the $21.9 million-dollar bridge was contracted to the Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines (now the Philippine National Construction Corporation), which together with Japanese engineers conducted studies and designed the actual project under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos. Construction commenced in 1969 over San Juanico Strait from Cabalawan, Tacloban City to the municipality of Santa Rita, Samar, with completion in 1973.

Economic Benefits

Connecting 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 thousand whirlpools as well as the islets of the province. It is approximately 10 minutes from downtown Tacloban City and is accessible by passenger jeepney, bus, motorcab or private vehicle. The bridge has 43 spans and medium size boats can pass beneath its large main arch the top of which rises 41 meters above the sea.


San Juanico Bridge Wikipedia