Slaviša Babić of the HC company told Hina on Wednesday that 8,000-12,000 vehicles are likely to cross the bridge in the first 24 hours since its inauguration.
The HC expects a rush in traffic over the bridge in the coming summer weeks.
The bridge is open to personal cars and cargo cars of up to 7.5 tonnes, while heavier cars are not permitted to use the bridge and access roads if they are in transit.
The head of the Metković border police, Jurica Volarević, told the N1 commercial broadcaster that since the opening of the bridge, traffic at the Klek border crossing has been cut by 50%.
Pelješac Bridge bypasses Bosnia and Herzegovina’s access to the sea at Neum.
As Bosnia is not in the EU and Croatia is, anyone trying to go north from Dubrovnik or cross from the peninsula of Pelješac to the mainland had to go through two border checks. The bridge enables such passengers to drive straight along Croatia’s Adriatic coast.
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