Hanging Bridge in Bohol


One of the less attractive tourist destinations in Bohol in the Philippines is  the Hanging Bridge. It is found in the upper area of Loboc River in Bohol. The Hanging Bridge is a foot bridge composed of bamboos and hardened steels which was initially used by locals to cross the river going to the Barangay on the other side of the main road. The Hanging Bridge hangs about 25 meters above the river.

Years ago, locals would normally pass the river by going down the cliff then ride a small banca to cross to the other side. Then later on the Bohol government decided to set a bamboo bridge for faster access on both sides of the river. When the tourism department of Bohol started to be aggressive on their programs, they invited a lot of Locals and Foreigners which made these people noticed the bridge when they pass the road going to the Floating Restaurant Area. They tried it themselves and were happy because for them it’s not ordinary. They were thrilled when they reached the middle and the wonderful view of the Loboc River was seen. When pictures flooded the internet, many of the visiting tourists decided to visit the place. The safety and security of the Hanging Bridge was compromised because more and more people go together all at once which made the government decide to add another bridge to be used as exit, while the old one as entrance.

Bohol Hanging Bridge

Bohol Hanging Bridge

The two foot bridges

The two foot bridges

A view of Loboc River from the Bridge

A view of Loboc River from the Bridge

The bridge and the banca

The bridge and the banca

The load limit of the footbridge is only 10 persons to pass at a time. They will prohibit any person to pass the Hanging Bridge if beyond the load limit. The entrance fee is P10.00 for those who don’t live in the Barangay on the other side. Bamboos, Coconuts, Mangroves and other kinds of big trees are visible in the area. On the Barangay side, locals are selling souvenir items such as ukulele, hats, fans, bags, shirts and many others.

The Hanging Bridge may not be a very good tourist spot as it is just ordinary for Boholanos but local tourists and foreigners alike find it worthy to experience crossing it.

One of the souvenir shops

One of the souvenir shops

Concrete stairs and the bridge

Concrete stairs and the bridge


This page is last updated on Apr 1, 2016 @ 10:12 am
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  1. Jhed2x says:

    its a good and memorable experience to cross the hanging bridge in bohol! eventhough it is not much higher into the water but still you can enjoy crossing on it 🙂

  2. Mylene says:

    We would be so grateful if you can refer us to whoever designed this bridge so we can seek their help in San Miguel Bulacan.

    We admire the Boholanos for their innovative spirit. This bridge has stood the test of time and we wish to seek your assistance in replicating its engineering over a 25-30 meter length of bridge of our river at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, San Miguel Bulacan. THank you very much!

  3. Britt says:

    Hey, what is the easiest way to get to this bridge? Thanks!

  4. Mercy Ohashi says:

    How much the entrance fee?
    In the hanging bridge.

  5. Chiqui Pernia says:

    Is this safe for children to cross? I have 4 daughters who will be travelling with me ages 7,5,3,1

    • Mark Maranga says:

      Chiqui,

      Yes it is safe. Just always be careful when crossing the bridge and be sure to hold the steel bars.

      Initially this Hanging Bridge was used by the people from a nearby village to traverse the river. They have kids and infants and there have been no reported accidents. But since a lot of tourists (especially foreigners) don’t know the feeling of crossing a hanging bridge, they stop the “Tour Van” and experience walking across. This is why there is an entrance fee to cross this bridge even though it is not really that beautiful. =)

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