Wednesday, May 29, 2013

From Leyte to Samar Through the San Juanico Bridge

Wazzup Pilipinas!

The trip to Samar was by a flight from Manila to Tacloban, Leyte - from the Daniel Z. Romualdez airport, we had lunch first at a restaurant, a few minutes away, called Ayo then crossed the San Juanico bridge to reach Santa Rita town in Samar.

According to my ever trusted online encyclopedia called Wikipedia, The San Juanico Bridge, part of the Pan-Philippine Highway, stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. Its longest length is a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shaped truss design. With a total length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi), it is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater.

The San Juanico Bridge is considered one of the most beautifully designed bridges in Philippines. The bridge has 43 spans and medium size boats can pass beneath its large main arch the top of which rises 41 meters above the sea. Construction commenced in 1969 over San Juanico Strait from Cabalawan, Tacloban City to the municipality of Santa Rita, Samar, with completion in 1973

We were off to the narrow finger-shaped Calicoan Island, located in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and flanked by the Pacific ocean on the East, and the Leyte Gulf on the West. Our prime destination was the Calicoan Surf Camp - an idyllic tropical getaway situated along the ABCD beach - Calicoan Island's prime surfing area.

Yes! You heard it right! We are going surfing, and we are doing it the coolest way ever!

More soon....

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  1. The San Juanico Bridge is truly a sight to see! Truthfully, I did not know about the bridge until I came across this article. I'm sure the construction of this bridge cost millions, but I guess it's worth it.

    In regards to the content of this article, I would've liked to at least know the name of the person who designed the bridge.

    The sentence flow is good and it makes the whole article easy to understand.

    And lastly, each part of the paragraph is properly organized, which makes it clear and comprehensible.

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  3. As the longest water spanning-bridge in the Philippines, The San Juanico bridge truly deserves the adoration it gets from different criticizing people. For a third-world developing country like the Philippines, holding such infrastructure clearly shows the slowly rising nation's economical boundaries.

    Personally, I hope San Juanico bridge would last long and be strong enough to survive the soon-to-come tough adversaries that may hit the passageway. I do believe it is not only Visayas who can benefit from the beneficiaries of the bridge, but the whole Philippines itself. I expect great things to come from the country and I hope that in the future, not only Visayas (particularly Leyte and Samar) , but the whole country would partake and have such establishments that can stand the test of time.

  4. The San Juanico Bridge is really something to be proud of. It really amazed me for it lasted for 40 long years after its 4-year of construction. It surely cost millions of money but we can all see that it was worth it because until now it is standing strong and firm.

    The sentences are very easy to comprehend because of the non-highfalutin words used,

    The paragraph is very organized. It didn't put confusion to the readers and it makes the flow of the blog very light and understandable.

  5. This bridge is truly an amazing structure built in the Philippines. It made many people tired and spent a lot of government's money. It costs not only thousands but millions of money. The effort is all worth it. I wish I can go there if time will permit me. I just hope that before I die, it is still standing.

    Sentences are good and easy to understand. Words used are common and understandable.

    When it comes to paragraph, it is well-organized and crystal clear.

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  7. San Juanico Bridge is indeed, something to be proud of, it can be compared to other great bridges that was established centuries ago. I already know the existence of the Philippine's longest bridge, San Juanico Bridge, since Grade 5 or Grade 6 but it is only now, that I really saw what the bridge looks like and merely seeing pictures of the bridge makes me feel relaxed, happy and proud. The expenses for the construction of this bridge is worth it.

    As for this article, it's a journal of what the writer experienced in his/her encounter of the bridge. I gained more information about the San Juanico Bridge, but I'm not that satisfied with the content, only because I'm still looking/craving for more information about the beautiful San Juanico Bridge. :)

  8. It's a pride to us Filipinos to have an outstanding structure like the San Juanico bridge. It's amazing to know that it already lasted more than a decade but still can be used until now. It's a good thing that our government keeps and maintains the bridge up to the present. It's good to know that despite the different problems and issues our country is facing, there are things to be thankful and proud of. Personally I still didn't experience crossing at this bridge but based on the writer's definition " one of the most beautifully designed bridges in the Philippines", I'm really imagining an awesome experience at it. I hope that someday when I already have the chance of crossing that bridge, it is still functional. So I could also go to Calicoan Island to experience surfing in the coolest way ever like the writer did. :)

  9. Jhonn Andrey D. Cruz
    IV - Copernicus

    At first I only know that san juanico bridge Is the longest bridge in the Philippines and I don't even know what it looks like. From then I saw this article where I was just amazed about that bridge because its not just a long bridge but a well developed bridge. With its foundation that supports it to stand strong and still. I can't believe that a bridge would last that much. I don't expect that a bridge that lived so long would be still beautiful like that.. I hope that the government will make such useful things like that and how I wish that the government won't stop managing the bridge. I must see that bridge and try crossing it maybe some other time 😉

  10. Khayrielle Phebolz Dela CruzJune 7, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    It's more fun in the Philippines!

    The San Juanico Bridge is really amazing because it lasted for a very long years. It is something that we should be proud of. Yes, the government spent so much money in the construction of this structure yet it was worth it. I hope that someday I can go there and make my own article about the bridge like the writer of this article. :)

  11. San Juanico Bridge is one of the famous bridge here in the Philippines. You're going to enjoy your way to Samar or Leyte. We should give our best efforts to maintain its stature. Philippines is beautiful and it reflects. Hope that I could saw this bridge personally and take a picture out of it. :)

  12. San Juanico Bridge is a landmark not to be forgotten. It spans more that 2 kilometers, the longest bridge in the Philippines. The way how the bridge was built is amazing. Even over water, it can stand with the pressure to carry its own weight. I hope architecture would enhance in the Philippines


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