New Suspension Bridge at Krka National Park to Connect Two Medieval Fortresses

Daniela Rogulj

A new attraction is coming to Krka National Park – a pedestrian suspension bridge will connect the medieval fortresses Nečven and Trošenj!

Krka National Park is planning to build a pedestrian bridge over the Krka River canyon, which would connect the medieval fortress Nečven on the left bank of the Krka river with the medieval fortress Trošenj on the right bank. The design solution for the Nečven-Trošenj bridge was developed by the Zagreb company Blok, writes SibenikIN on November 8, 2018.  

The bridge will be 447 meters long and 176 centimeters wide, and along the bridge, there are plans to build access roads for the Nečven and Trošenj fortresses.

The medieval Fort Nečven was built on the very edge of a cliff on the left bank of the Krka river, and its first masters were the Nelipić family, who owned the fortress until 1421. After the Nelipić family, the noble family Martinušić came into the fort’s possession. At the beginning of the 16th century, the Turks conquered Nečven and remained in power until 1688. 

Opposite of the Nečven fortress, on the right bank of the Krka river, is the medieval fortress Trošenj, which was once owned by the great Croatian family Šubić, who completely controlled the right bank of the Krka river. 

The Turkish army occupied Trošenj in 1522, brought in a military crew and built a round-shaped tower on the premises. With the proliferation of the Venetian army in these parts in 1686, the Turks were expelled, and this fortress was largely destroyed. 

The Environmental Impact and Communal Affairs Department of Šibenik-Knin County issued an environmental impact decision after they had previously requested the opinion of the Croatian Environment and Nature Agency, and it was concluded that the project would not have a negative impact on the environment. 

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