Agas-Agas Bridge in Southern Leyte is the Tallest Bridge in the Philippines
Take an aerial view of Agas-Agas Bridge in Southern Leyte, the tallest bridge in the Philippines with a depth of 89 meters from the bottom of footings to the top roadway.
The Agas-Agas Bridge The bridge was constructed in 2006 to avoid the troublesome section and cut down the driving time for motorists. It’s a prestressed concrete beam bridge on the Pan-Philippine Highway. The 1.024-billion bridge was financed partly by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. With a length of about 350 meters and a height of 89 meters above ground, the center span of the structure measures 177 meters in length supported by two piers measuring 73 meters and 75 meters from the ground.
The mountainous Agas-Agas section of the Pan-Philippine Highway in Southern Leyte is prone to landslides during heavy rains, much more when a typhoon strikes the area.
Seeing its high tourism potential the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) submitted to President Gloria Arroyo the plan to turn the bridge into a haven for enthusiasts of bungee jumping, paramotor, downhill skateboarding, zip-line, rappelling and other extreme sports.
On August 9, 2009, the president signed the construction of the bungee jumping platform along the bridge as well as other tourism amenities.
Drone pilot: SEFTV