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Old October 22nd, 2018, 01:06 AM   #1
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Pelješac Bridge, Croatia

Hi everyone,


I wanted to start a thread for one of Europe's largest bridge construction projects: the Pelješac Bridge. The bridge will, when completed (in 2022), Croatia's mainland with the exclave surrounding Dubrovnik.


Construction started on July 30, 2018. This actually represents the second attempt at building the bridge. The first one was abandoned in 2012 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The bridge will eventually be 2,404 meters long with a longest span of 568 meters, the second longest in Europe.


The European Union is contributing 347 million Euro through its cohesion funds, representing around 85% of total costs. China Road and Bridge Corporation (offering 2.08 billion Kuna) was awarded the tender on January 15, 2018 and the company has 36 months to complete the project.


There is, as far as I know, no official project website and a Google search shows all sorts of different renders. Let's see how much information will be available once construction really kicks in. I will try to update this thread as much as possible. This is the Wikipedia page which represents the best summary out there, sadly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelje%C5%A1ac_Bridge


Enjoy!
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Old November 23rd, 2018, 12:29 AM   #2
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Has this project begun? And Photos?
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Old November 24th, 2018, 03:09 AM   #3
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Construction has officially begun on July 30, 2018 and the contractor has 36 months to complete the project. So, I'm assuming that things are happening but it's very difficult to find information or pictures. I'm searching every now and then but there is no project website etc. Will post things whenever I find something.
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It isn't much but here is an article about from the Dubrovnik Post:
https://www.thedubrovniktimes.com/ne...ct-intensifies

Quick summary: Some large pieces of construction equipment have been delivered and work on the foundations is expected to begin this month.
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https://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/hrva...ilota/8256311/

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Here is another video and an article on the installation of the first test pile:
https://www.thedubrovniktimes.com/ne...eljesac-bridge
https://www.croatiaweek.com/peljesac...ile-installed/

And then there is this piece on the 'tourism boom' due to the construction activities:
https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/33837-komarna

And, finally, the international media appears to have noticed the project as well:
https://www.total-croatia-news.com/p...national-media
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This was probably discussed earlier, but is the bridge to be 4 or 2 lanes?
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For the first time, the responsible agency (Hrvatske Ceste) has posted a video of the full project, including bridge and access roads. To me, it looks like two lanes but I'm not 100% sure.

https://www.croatiaweek.com/video-3d...oads-released/
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This was probably discussed earlier, but is the bridge to be 4 or 2 lanes?

I believe the picture in the article linked below shows 4 lanes.
https://www.total-croatia-news.com/b...eljesac-bridge
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Hi everyone,


I wanted to start a thread for one of Europe's largest bridge construction projects: the Pelješac Bridge. The bridge will, when completed (in 2022), Croatia's mainland with the exclave surrounding Dubrovnik.


Construction started on July 30, 2018. This actually represents the second attempt at building the bridge. The first one was abandoned in 2012 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The bridge will eventually be 2,404 meters long with a longest span of 568 meters, the second longest in Europe.


The European Union is contributing 347 million Euro through its cohesion funds, representing around 85% of total costs. China Road and Bridge Corporation (offering 2.08 billion Kuna) was awarded the tender on January 15, 2018 and the company has 36 months to complete the project.


There is, as far as I know, no official project website and a Google search shows all sorts of different renders. Let's see how much information will be available once construction really kicks in. I will try to update this thread as much as possible. This is the Wikipedia page which represents the best summary out there, sadly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelje%C5%A1ac_Bridge


Enjoy!
Sorry it isn't the largest current bridge project in Europe. In Denmark there is currently a 4 km bridge - The Storstrřm Bridge - under construction. https://www.vejdirektoratet.dk/side/storstromsbroen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=efWpYCG8aSo


Construction started in 2018, and the bridge will open for road traffic in 2022 and rail traffic in 2023.
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Braila Bridge in Romania will have a double span length. It's currently U/C.
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