VIDEO: Visitor Easily Unscrews Part of Biokovo Skywalk, 1228 Meters Above Sea Level

Daniela Rogulj

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September 23, 2020 – Less than 90 days after the Biokovo Skywalk opened, a Makarska Facebook group shared a video by a visitor who too easily was able to unscrew part of the attraction, which stands 1228 meters above sea level.

24 Sata reports that Facebook page Dnevna doza makarskog nereda published a rather troubling video from the recently opened Biokovo Skywalk above Makarska.

“Less than 90 days after the opening of Skywalk, the screws are unscrewing themselves,” it is written in the post, while in the video, the visitor can be heard saying: “Here it is, it’s easily unscrewing.”

The video shows a man unscrewing a screw that holds a part of the Skywalk’s protective railing, which stands tall at a height of 1228 meters. has since contacted the Biokovo Nature Park Public Institution, which is in charge of Skywalk.

In response to Index’s inquiry, they say the contractor was notified when the video went public. They add that no irregularities were noticed.

“The Biokovo Skywalk passed all the necessary safety and durability tests before it was opened for visitors. After the video went public, the contractor was informed about it, as well as expert supervision, and all screws were checked and have been found to be in good condition. The lookout remains open to visitors until the end of the visitor season. We point out that the lookout itself has been visited by more than 100,000 visitors since its opening,” the response reads.

The Skywalk Bikovo lookout was opened in early July by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and is part of the ‘New Adrion’ project worth 31 million kuna, which is mostly financed from the European Regional Development Fund.

It was designed to be in the shape of a horseshoe that towers over a cliff overlooking the Makarska Riviera, the Adriatic, the islands, and the open sea.

The project partners were the Public Institution Makarska, the development agency ‘MARA’ and HGSS.

At the beginning of the year, a video was shared by Dalmatinski Portal, in which people jump over a fence to visit the still unfinished Skywalk.

At that time, they had not even installed the supports for the protective railing.

The construction of the lookout is part of a project called ‘New Adrion – Promoting the Sustainable Use of the Natural Heritage of PP Biokovo’.

The Skywalk is located 1228 meters above sea level and is envisaged as an upgrade of an existing lookout point in the Ravna Vlaška area of the Biokovo Nature Park. 

This lookout is designed as a prestressed reinforced concrete structure that cantilevers over a cliff overlooking the Makarska Riviera, Adriatic, islands, and open sea. A glass walkway has been laid on the primary concrete structure to provide a bird’s eye view in all directions, creating a unique adrenaline experience. 

The potential of the Ravna Vlaška lookout point has been enhanced by an innovative architectural and engineering solution, which with its attractiveness, goes beyond the local tourist offer and contributes to the tourist potential of the whole of Dalmatia.

Within this part of the Biokovo Skywalk project, which will be in the zone of the visitor infrastructure of Ravna Vlaška, the construction of a geological pillar with special info blocks is envisaged.

The total cost of the construction of the lookout and the geological pillar, as well as its accompanying surveillance, stands at slightly more than 8 million kuna in total.

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