Western Samar to Northern Leyte, the San Juanico
Bridge is the vitak link in the projected 1,500
km. Pan-Philippine Highway.
Strecthing 2.16 km., this
is the country's longest steel bridge at that time. Concrete
approach roads total 7.62 km. onboth ends of the bridge.
The bridge has abutments founded on steel H-piles.
Piers are rock seated pedestals built by the "Prepakt"
method, having single cylindrical shafts and tapered
The superstructure consists
of 43 steels spans, the main being 192 meters long.
The bridge has aluminum railings and is illuminated
with flourescent mercury vapor lamps. It provides
airway beacon and navigational lights at its center