Agas-Agas Bridge: The Philippines’ Tallest Bridge

Constructed in 2006 and opened in 2009, the Agas-Agas Bridge is considered to be the tallest bridge in the Philippines. It has a height of 292 feet (89 meters) above the ground and a total length of 350 meters.

Agas-Agas Bridge, Southern Leyte
Agas-Agas Bridge, Southern Leyte

The Agas-Agas Bridge is a prestressed concrete beam bridge that connects the provinces of Leyte and Southern Leyte. The bridge construction cost amounted to Php1.024 billion. It was built to cut down the travel time between the two provinces.

Agas-Agas Bridge
Agas-Agas Bridge

The bridge continues to attract tourists from different parts of the country. In 2011, a zipline was opened near the bridge but was closed after three years due to an accident. It was one of the longest ziplines in the country.

Agas-Agas Bridge
Agas-Agas Bridge

Up to this day, the structures of the zipline remained in the area. The cables are still intact though full of rust.

Agas-Agas Bridge

How to get to Agas-Agas Bridge

If you are already in Sogod, you can take a habalhabal from the bus terminal. The fare is Php50, one-way if you are going to share a ride. My recommendation is for you to charter a habalhabal just like I did. It only costs Php300 for a return trip to and from Sogod town proper.

Agas-Agas Bridge

From Tacloban, take a bus or van going to Sogod. The bus or van will pass by Agas-Agas Bridge. Just inform the driver/conductor in advance to drop you before the bridge.

If you are coming from Maasin, take a bus or van going to Sogod. Then, take a habalhabal to Agas-Agas Bridge.

Agas-Agas Bridge, Southern Leyte
Agas-Agas Bridge, Southern Leyte

Where to stay in Sogod, Southern Leyte?

Well, if you are looking for a budget place to stay in Sogod, I recommend GV Hotel. Pretty basic accommodation but it’s in the town center and a walking distance to the bus station. Do not expect much but it’s comfortable enough to spend a night or two.

Address: Osmena Street, Sogod, Southern Leyte, Philippines

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