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July 02, 2008

Romancing San Juanico Bridge, Tacloban City

July 02, 2008

Romancing San Juanico Bridge, Tacloban City

8 Things You Ought To Know About the Longest Bridge in the Philippines

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1. San Juanico Bridge is the longest bridge in the Philippines measuring 2.162 kilometers in length.

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2. The bridge connects the province of Leyte and the province of Samar.

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3. It is also called the Bridge of Love because it was (allegedly) a gift of Ferdinand Marcos to Imelda Romualdez and to the city of Tacloban.

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4. It was constructed in August 1969 and completed (before I was born) in December 1972.

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5. The best angle to photograph San Juanico Bridge is via an aerial shot according to Master George Tapan.

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6. The bridge is shaped like the letters L S which stands for Leyte and Samar.

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7. The best time to shoot San Juanico bridge is during sunrise.

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8. The best way to experience San Juanico Bridge is to do a 5 km walk from one end of the bridge to the other end and then go back.

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