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New Peljesac Bridge able to withstand winds of up to 180 km per hour

Written by  Jan 14, 2022

The gale force northerly winds that whipped over the Dalmatian coastline and caused havoc with the roads and infrastructure at the beginning of this week should not cause a problem with the most expensive infrastructure project in Croatia, the Peljesac Bridge.

Whilst large parts of the motorway system in Croatia were crippled by the northerly winds, with not only motorways but also tunnels and bridges closed, the new Peljesac Bridge can withstand blasts of wind of up to 180 kilometres an hour.

Windshields have been installed on the sides of the bridge and are designed to withstand the northerly winds that often whip down the Neretva Channel.

Works on the bridge should be completed by the end of January, however drivers won’t yet be able to use the bridge as works on the access roads are still ongoing.

The bridge will have two carriageways and two stop lanes, or hard shoulders. The plateau of the bridge is quite wide and could accommodate four lanes. Pedestrians and cyclists will not be able to cross the bridge.

“We have reached the very end of the works. By the end of January, the full workload of the bridge will follow, followed by a technical inspection and completion of the Peljesac bridge,” said Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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