Saturday, January 23, 2010

San Juanico Bridge, Samar-Leyte, Philippines

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Panorama by: Rommel Bundalian
The San Juanico Bridge, formerly the Marcos Bridge, is a Compression arch bridge in the Philippines stretching from Samar to Leyte crossing the San Juanico Strait. It is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway. It is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of water with a length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi) [1]. It is considered one of the most beautifully-designed bridges in Philippines.[2] The bridge is supported by 43 spans rising 41 meters above the sea.[1] It has a large arch beneath which allows boats to pass. It was designed by engineer Arvin Valderama and Christian Meynard Barnal and constructed over San Juanico Strait from Cabalawan, Tacloban City to the municipality of Santa Rita, Samar in 1969. It was completed in 1973.- Wikipedia

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