Bridges Category

Diosdado Macapagal Bridge

August 2, 2014

Touted as the longest bridge in Mindanao with a length of 907 meters, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is one of the top tourist attractions in Butuan City with its raw and elegant design. Similar to the previously-featured Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge in Cebu, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is a cable-stayed... (read more)

Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge in Chicago

May 6, 2014

Today is May 6 and it is the 72nd anniversary of the Fall of Corregidor when the Japanese conquered the island fortress of Corregidor. This Japanese victory cemented their conquest over Asia and the Pacific. To commemorate this day, I’ve decided to feature the Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge in Chicago, Illinois. ... (read more)

Magapit Suspension Bridge

March 3, 2014

When I first wrote about Bamban Bridge almost eight years ago, I considered it then to be the most beautiful bridge in the country. That made me curious to know if there are any suspension bridges in the Philippines since suspension bridges, like the famous Golden Gate Bridge in the... (read more)

Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge

April 14, 2007

If there was a poll for the best-looking bridge in the country, I would probably give my vote to Cebu’s Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge. I said “probably,” because the elegant-looking Bamban Bridge is a very serious contender. :-) Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge connects the islands of Mactan to mainland Cebu across... (read more)

Zapote Bridge

April 27, 2006

Spanning the Zapote River between Las Piñas and Bacoor, Cavite is the historic Zapote Bridge. While it is a traffic hellhole nowadays, this bridge is significant because this is where the Battle of Zapote Bridge took place. The Battle of Zapote Bridge was the largest battle of the Philippine-American War. 3,000... (read more)

Bamban Bridge

March 12, 2006

Crossing the Sacobia-Bamban River system is the Bamban Bridge along the MacArthur Highway between Mabalacat, Pampanga and Bamban, Tarlac. This Nielsen-Lohse basket arch bridge is one of the most modern and sleek-looking bridges in the country; see this ground-level photo from DPWH. The original Bamban Bridge was destroyed in 1991 when... (read more)

San Juanico Bridge

March 4, 2006

The San Juanico Bridge is the country’s longest bridge, spanning the San Juanico Strait to connect Tacloban City in Leyte to the municipality of Sta. Rita, Samar. The 2.16-kilometer bridge was built in 1973 and contains 43 spans raising the roadway 41 meters above the water. A large arch under... (read more)