The San Juanico Bridge was in full purple color on Sunday(Sept.11) night to honor on Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom who died last Sept. 8. (Photo Courtesy)

TACLOBAN CITY-Eastern Visayas’ iconic San Juanico Bridge, which connects Leyte and Samar Islands, turned purple on Sunday night to honor Queen Elizabeth II who passed last Thursday.
Purple is a color associated to royalties.
Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan, on her Facebook post, said that the world’s longest-serving monarch has ‘inspired many Samarnon women to become leaders.’
“Her life was a testament of unwavering commitment and her 70-year reign as Queen was marked with gentleness and a mother’s loving touch. Her sense of duty is something that we should all emulate,” she said.
“From across the continents, we offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones she left behind and the people she so honorably served,” Tan added.
The 2.1 kms San Juanico Bridge is now undergoing some rehabilitations which include the aesthetic lighting project at a cost of P80 million funded by the Department of Tourism’s infrastructure and enterprise zone authority.
President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr., it was learned, is expected to lead in a ceremony for the formal opening of the said aesthetic lighting project.
The San Juanico Bridge, once the country’s longest bridge, was built during the administration of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. as a gift to his wife, Imelda, who is from Leyte.