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Pelješac Bridge, Croatia

10.08.2017
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A solid road link between all parts of Croatian territory will be established upon completion of the Pelješac-Mainland Bridge. The Dubrovnik-Neretva County will be linked with the Croatian territory, which will greatly contribute to the development of Dubrovnik, Pelješac Peninsula, and the entire southernmost County of Croatia. The bridge is located in a highly sensitive and by Natura 2000 protected area of Mali Ston Bay.

The length of the bridge is 2.404 m. It is located in the zone of a very high seismic activity and in the area of strong winds. Wind barriers shall be installed on the bridge, which will enable the use of the bridge also in severe weather conditions, without traffic interruptions.

The concept of the bridge is structurally inventive - as semi-integral multi-span cable-stayed structure with 6 low pylons and 5 central lengths of length of 285 m. The superstructure is a continuous steel-box structure, suspended in its central part by stays on centrally placed pylons. The bridge will be deeply founded on steel driven piles of the length up to 124 m. At the sea level piles are restrained in massive RC pile caps.

After completion the Pelješac Bridge will be ranked among 5 largest and most attractive bridges in Europe and will undoubtedly represent one of the major symbols and technical achievements of modern Croatia.