Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge in Mactan, Cebu

When visiting Cebu via plane, the first attraction that will greet you perhaps is the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge.  Built in 1999, the Marcelo B. Fernan bridge connects two of the province’s most important hubs, Mactan Island and the island of Cebu. Mactan houses the different hotel-resorts, which attracts millions of tourists every year; the different export processing plants; and Cebu’s gateway to the world, the Mactan International Airport.

This 1.2 km cable stayed bridge was constructed to alleviate traffic on the old Mactan-Mandaue bridge. The entire bridge system, which was constructed by the Japanese, spans across the Mactan Channel. The bridge was named after one of Cebu’s political figures, the late Senator Marcelo Fernan.

The span of the 1.2 kilometer bridge across the Mactan Channel

Underneath the bridge is a park/shrine in honor for Filipino seafarers

On a regular sunny weekend, kids take a plunge into the cool waters of Mactan Channel

3 Replies to “Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge in Mactan, Cebu”

    1. Yo!!! It’s near our place in cebu. I used to visit Marcelo Fernan Bridge. I got lots of good memories there with my family and friends. Your pics are ALIVE!!!

  1. Can I grab one picture from your article about the the marcelo fernan bridge?..

    please feel free to e-mail me. This is a great help if you send me your picture about the marcelo fernan bridge

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