Bridge Linking Čiovo to Mainland Finally Connected!

Lauren Simmonds

At least one bridge that everyone in Croatia has been talking about is finally on its way to completion!

As Morski writes on the 17th of May, 2018, the steel construction of the bridge connecting the island of Ciovo to the mainland has finally been connected. The last piece has been mounted in the centre of the bridge, which will act as a flexible, folding part that will open for to the passage of ships and other maritime traffic.

This move brings the closure to a long and arduous construction period which has been going on since back in February 2015, and, like almost all projects of the sort in Croatia, was continually stalked and hindered by numerous irritating obstacles and problems. The bridge itself was supposed to be fully completed back in October 2016, and since it was built with the aid of European Union funds, there was a danger that due to the total disregard of the initially agreed upon deadlines, the project would remain without the required EU cash, going stagnant and never arriving to realisation.

It has been stated that the very first cars heading from the mainland to Čiovo and vice versa, as well as the dismantling of the traffic stops around Trogir could be expected early in July this year.


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