The San Juanico Bridge is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway. It looms over the country’s narrowest strait, the San Juanico Strait, which connects the province of Leyte to the nearby island of Samar. It is a steel girder viaduct with an arch-shaped truss design, with the longest length built on reinforced concrete piers. The San Juanico Bridge stretches for around 2.1 kilometers and is 10.6 meters wide.

The municipality of Sta. Rita, Western Samar, is on one end, while Barangay Cabalawan, Tacloban City, Leyte, is on the other. The bridge’s opening has improved the local economy of the provinces of Leyte and the three provinces of Samar Island, making it easier to carry goods and people. Apart from that, the San Juanico Bridge is one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations.


Santa Rita, Samar and Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

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