Finally Putting Peljesac Bridge into Function Becoming More of a Reality

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, although Peljesac bridge already looks like it is ready for the first cars to drive across it, the final part of the work is still in full swing, and asphalting is what began first.

”Then comes the installation of all of the fences, the installation of internal drainage, the inspection of it all, so, all of that is part of the finalisation stage of the bridge,” explained Jaroslav Segedin from Hrvatske ceste (Croatian roads) for HRT.

Day by day, Peljesac bridge, Croatia’s most important strategic project which unites its territory, is getting closer to completion. The Chinese contractor is slowly finishing its work, and now the emphasis is being placed on the access roads for the bridge. The works should be completed by the beginning of summer 2022.

Representatives of the Austrian company Strabag are working on both sides of Peljesac bridge, on a section 10.5 which is kilometres long. Two bridges, two tunnels, and the terrain is very demanding, but the deadlines have all been met so far.

”We’re within [the timeline of] our plans, so it’s all going well, as we planned with smaller or larger deviations that don’t affect so much of the structure. We’ve been contracted until mid-July next year,” said Mladen Marjanovic, the project manager for Strabag.

The total section across Peljesac bridge is thirty kilometres long.

”The current dynamics predict that the works on the Prapratno junction would be completed by June 2022. In that way, the proper conditions would be created for traffic to be allowed to run along the 24-kilometre-long section,” Segedin said.

The last section, the Ston bypass, should be completed by the end of next year.

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