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Brief History

During the mid 1960's during the Marcos administration the decision was made to erect the San Juanico Bridge (aka "Marcos Bridge") over San Juanico Strait from Bgy. Cabalawan, Tacloban City, Leyte, 10 KM from the city proper (Leyte Capital) to Sta Rita Municipality, Western Samar, 96 KM from Catbalogan (Samar Capital). 

In 1968 the Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines was awarded the Contract to Design, Finance and Construct the Enormous Engineering Project. CDCP's design and engineering staff, together with Japanese engineers, undertook a detailed survey, study and analysis and began Construction of the Bridge Completed in 1973.

 
               
     
 
               
                 
 
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