Agas-agas Bridge is in the mountainous terrain of Brgy. Kahupian, Sogod, Southern Leyte, in the Sogod-Mahaplag road section.
It is constructed by Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd at a cost of PhP1.024 Billion which is a loan by the Philippine government from the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It was inaugurated on August 09, 2009 led by the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the Japanese Ambassador to Manila, Makoto Katsura.
The bridge is part of the Maharlika Highway in Southern Leyte where transport services pass through it coming from Luzon to Mindanao or from Mindanao to Luzon. It has a height of 75 meters and the length of 350 meters. It is currently the tallest bridge in the Philippines.
Besides of giving ease when traveling from the North to the South vv, it is also the new tourist destination of the Philippines, particularly Southern Leyte. It offers not just the beauty of the bridge but also the beauty of the nature surrounding the bridge.
The provincial government of Southern Leyte has planned also of constructing facilities for extreme sports activities such as bungee jumping 30 stories down, rope jumping, rappelling, a zip line, para-gliding and others.
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On March 13, 2011 (Sunday) Lowela Agero, 20-year old native and resident of Abgao, Maasin City jumped to death from the Agas-Agas bridge.
According to the report, Agero invited her friends to visit the Philippines’ tallest bridge. On Sunday, Agero along with her friends Jovy Mercedes, Gretel Lorzano and others arrived at the bridge at around 9 in the morning. At about 4:30 PM, when they’re about to leave the bridge heading to the parking lot where their motorcycles were parked, Agero went into the railing and jumped.
Agas-Agas Zipline (Leyte Zipline)
The Zipline, extreme sports found in the Agas-agas Park is launch in 2011 offers an experience in which you’re flying like superman above the Agas-agas bridge. Sulit ang P280/pax na ibabayad mo for a more or less 30 seconds ride on an almost a kilometer zipline.
The zipline is named Zip Southern Leyte.
Agas-agas Zipline Adventure
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