San Juanico Bridge (Marcos Bridge)
Spanning 2.16 kilometers across the picturesque San Juanico Strait joining Samar Island and Leyte Island.
Longest Bridge in the Philippines
Steel structure built in 1973
during the Marcos administration
2.16 Kilometer bridge
43 Spans and 41 Meters High.
During the mid 1960's during the the Marcos administration the decision was made
to erect the San Juanico Bridge (aka "Marcos Bridge") over San Juanico Strait from
Bgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City, Leyte,10 KM from the city proper (Leyte Capital) to
Sta Rita Municipality, Western Samar, 96 KM from Catbalogan (Samar Capital).
In 1968 the Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines was awarded
the Contract to Design, Finance and Construct the Enormous Engineering Project.
CDCP's design and engineering staff, together with Japanese engineers, undertook a detailed survey, study and analysis and began
Construction of the Bridge Completed in 1973.
Also known as the Marcos Bridge
It is said to have been presented
as a Gift and "Testimonial of Love"
by the Philippine
President Ferdinand Marcos to the
first lady, Imelda, a native of Leyte.