San Juanico Bridge

As I was driving, I took this shot of San Juanico Bridge back in June 2004.

The San Juanico Bridge is the longest bridge in the Philippines. It was built sometime in 1973 when I was still in college. It’s a beautiful bridge connecting the two provinces of Samar and Leyte. Together with my family, we were able to cross this bridge for the first time when we traveled by land all the way from Davao City to Angeles City and back. So we passed by that bridge twice. It was a grand trip for the family and I drove the car alone without backup. I was younger then.

As I was driving, I took this shot of San Juanico Bridge back in June 2004.
As I was driving, I took this shot of San Juanico Bridge back in June 2004.
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This is a recent photo about two weeks ago of San Juanico Bridge viewed from the Samar side.

For the second time, about two weeks ago, I was again able to cross this bridge from Tacloban to Basey, Samar and then back to Tacloban on the same day. I  heard it was damaged during the typhoon Yolanda but it’s now restored and repaired. It’s really amazing what man can do. It’s an engineering marvel.

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