Leyte is the only island in the Philippines which is connected to three other islands, two of which are provinces.
A favorite picture taking spot for tourists.
A view from the bridge in Liloan. Liloan is derived from the word "lilo" meaning whirlpool of which there are many in this narrow strait.
The most famous and the longest bridge in the Philippines is the two kilometer San Juanico bridge which connects Leyte to Samar. It connects Tacloban City on the Leyte side and San Rita town on the Samar side. It offers many picturesque views, especially of the San Juanico Strait with its thousand whirlpools as well as the islets of the province. It is approximately 10 minutes from downtown Tacloban City and is accessible by passenger jeepney, bus, motorcab or private vehicle.
The Biliran Bridge connects Leyte to the island province of Biliran. Completed around 1975, this bridge is about 150 meters long and its central span, held in place by an arched steel structure, hovers above a short and narrow channel of water measuring about 40 meters wide at low tide.
The third other bridge which is in the south is the Wawa Bridge in Liloan, Southern Leyte. This bridge connects Leyte to the Panaon Island which has four towns, the biggest of which is Liloan. It is from Liloan where buses take on the ferry to cross over to Mindanao.