One week left until the grand opening of Pelješac Bridge

One of the future symbols of modern Croatia, which will be officially opened on July 26th, will connect the Croatian mainland with the Pelješac Peninsula, from Komarna to Brijesta. It is a long-awaited road link between the southernmost part of Croatia with the rest of the country on the Adriatic coastal Motorway between Split and Dubrovnik.

The opening ceremony of the Pelješac Bridge will begin at 8:15 pm, with a live broadcast on Croatian national television. The highlight of the celebration will be at around 10 pm, when two super sports cars will race across it in the glow of fireworks and sound of the Anthem of Freedom. Below them, torches will be lit on boats.  

A 2404-meter long Pelješac Bridge, is a multi-span cable-stayed structure with an orthotropic steel deck. The width of the three-cell superstructure is 22,5 meters. The pylon heights above the sea level are up to 100 meters.

Apart of local and foreign representatives, representatives of the contractors and designers of the bridge were invited to the opening. 

The Pelješac Bridge project was prepared by Joint Venture Pipenbaher Consulting Engineers, Ponting and University of Zagreb, Faculty of civil engineering.

The author of architectural and structural bridge concept and the Main Designer of the bridge is Marjan Pipenbaher. The client is Hrvatske Ceste d.o.o., and the contractor is China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC).

Project details: Pelješac Bridge