Information about Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge
Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge
Traditionally built with only bamboo, the once single bridge that was constructed to cross the Sipatan river is now made of steel cables and has doubled to sustain the foot traffic from tourists and locals who pass by them. It spans a length of 40 meters and a height of 20 meters, with a deck bridge of woven bamboo slats and a great view of the Sipatan river below. Although both bridges are secure, they still are prone to shaking from the weight of passers-by, which will heighten the fun for adrenaline junkies.
Currently, the Twin Hanging bridge connects Barangays Poblacion and Calinga-an of Sevilla. Before its construction, however, locals used to hike down the cliff and ride a boat across the Sipatan River. But now that there are generally more people that use these bridges, small souvenir shops have also appeared on the far side of the bridge.
How to get there
The Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridges are located about 31 KM from Tagbilaran City. From the city, tourists can take a car, bus, or jeep to the bridges by passing by the Loay interior road. If you’re taking public transportation, make sure to get off at Barangay Poblacion.
Best time to visit
The Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridges can be accessed all year round. Since no roofs cover the bridges, it is best to visit between November to April when there are fewer chances of rain in the Philippines.