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Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu City

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The widest and longest bridge in Cebu, Marcelo Fernan Bridge spans across a sea channel connecting two islands and offering scenic views of the coast on both sides. The Japanese government helped fund the construction of the cable-suspended bridge, which spans over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) and carries the name of Cebu’s former Supreme Court judge and senator. You can either walk on wide pedestrian lanes or drive over the bridge to enjoy the views. The traffic on the bridge gets heavy occasionally, since many cars pass over on their way to the airport. On the Mactan side, visit a small park below the bridge, a favorite gathering place for locals. Arrange your visit to Marcelo Fernan Bridge and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cebu City using our Cebu City vacation generator.
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  • We arrive in Cebu almost mid night but I still notice the bridge and I ask the taxi driver about it he said the bridge was named after (former) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Marcelo Fernan. There...  more »
  • This bridge connects Mactan Island and Cebu Island and is an estimated 1km long. Despite smaller in size, its design resonates of the Anzac Bridge in Sydney, Australia. I'm unsure if this bridge has a...  more »
  • There are two bridges that connect Cebu with Mactan Island. The oldest bridge is Mandaue-Mactan Bridge, and the Marcelo Fernan Bride was opened in 1999 in an attempt to stop the horrendous traffic sna...  more »
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  • The bridge is relatively new and in was funded by a Japanese government 3rd world development fund. This bridge is often the most efficient and quickest way to Mactan and the airport - or it was until the worsening Cebu traffic resulted in transit times of up to one hour to cross the bridge. You are better off in a helicopter