PH’s longest bridge will parade its ‘nighttime face’ starting November

Darryl Esguerra
PUBLISHED March 13, 2018 11:30 am

(Inside Manila) On November 8, 2018, the commemoration of the fifth year anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda’s mayhems, San Juanico Bridge will illuminate at night as it is set to receive an P80-million budget for its scheduled facelift.



Artist Rendering. Photo by Samar Provincial Government via Philippine News Agency


Work will start soon after the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) approved the proposal that is seen to transform the 45-year-old bridge to draw more visitors to Samar and Leyte provinces.


Aside from static lights, there would be a five-minute feature of spectacular lighting effects. The 2.16-kilometer bridge will be closed five minutes every night for the safety of motorists during the show.



Artist Rendering. Photo by Samar Provincial Government via Philippine News Agency


Part of the province’s Spark Samar campaign, the project will use light-emitting diode, one of today's most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technologies.


Once called the Marcos Bridge, the San Juanico Bridge was built in August 1969 over the San Juanico Strait, the narrowest navigational strait in the world that separates Samar and Leyte Islands and was completed in December 1972.

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