Dubrovnik – Pelješac Bridge


The Pelješac Bridge will be a 2,374-meter (7,790 ft) long, 55-meter (180 ft) high beam and cable-stayed bridge, with a main span of 568 metres (1,860 ft). It will be 21 metres (69 ft) wide, enough to accommodate 4 lanes of traffic. This span will be the second largest in Europe. The two pylons will be 115 metres (380 ft) above the road deck, 170 metres (560 ft) above sea level, and 240 metres (790 ft) above the seabed. The beam part of the bridge will be composed of 10 smaller pylons, each built at 180 metres (590 ft) apart, with a span of 180 meters. The whole bridge will be the 18th longest in Europe. Beside the construction of the bridge, access roads at the both sides of the bridge are in construction, including 2 tunnels on Pelješac (one 2,170 metres (7,120 ft) and other 450 metres (1,480 ft) long) as well as two smaller bridges on Pelješac, (one 500 metres (1,600 ft) and another 50 metres (160 ft) long). It has not yet been announced whether the bridge will form a part of the A1 highway, currently connecting Zagreb and Ravča. Currently, the road from Ploče via the bridge towards Dubrovnik is planned to be a 4 lane highway. However, the road from Dubrovnik to Debeli Brijeg (border crossing with Montenegro) is not strictly defined yet.

(bibliography: wikipedia)

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