San Juanico Bridge
Coordinates: 11 ° 18 ′ 10 ″ N , 124 ° 58 ′ 19 ″ E
|San Juanico Bridge|
|Official name||San Juanico Bridge|
|Crossing of||San Juanico Street|
|place||Tacloban City - Santa Rita ( Philippines )|
|overall length||2,160 m|
|Longest span||1,377 m|
|building-costs||$ 21.9 million|
|start of building||1969|
The San Juanico Bridge , previously known as the Marcos Bridge , spans the San Juanico Strait , a waterway that separates the Philippine islands of Samar and Leyte .
The bridge is part of the Pan-Philippine Strait that stretches from northern Luzon via Manila , Legazpi City , Tacloban City down to Davao City and Zamboanga City in southwest Mindanao .
The San Juanico Bridge was designed by the engineer Arvin Valderrama with the help of Christian Meynard Baral and is now one of the longest bridges in Southeast Asia . It has the reputation of being the most beautiful bridge in the Philippines. It has a total length of 2.16 km, the largest spanned width being 1,377 m. Its construction is supported by 43 supports, its max. The clearance height, based on the water surface, is 41 m. A large arch over the deepest parts of the strait allows the passage of larger ships that are entering and leaving San Juanico Strait.
The bridge connects the town of Tacloban City on the island of Leyte with the municipality of Santa Rita on Samar . It offers a picturesque view of the San Juanico Strait and its numerous islands. The bridge is located about 10 minutes from the lower Tacloban City area and is approved for jeepneys , buses and cabin bikes as well as private vehicles.
The construction cost a total of 21.9 million US dollars . Construction began in 1969 and was completed after four years of construction in 1973, during the tenure of President Ferdinand Marcos . The contract for the construction project was awarded to the then Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines, now renamed the Philippine National Construction Corporation, which worked with Japanese engineers to manage the design and construction.
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- ^ Katherine Ellison : Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines . McGraw Hill, New York, pp. 108, ISBN 971-08-4463-6 .
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