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Pelješac Bridge
Date From:
20.07.2022


Pelješac Bridge
Stretching imposingly over the glinting Adriatic Sea the new Pelješac Bridge is the most important and indeed largest construction project in the Republic of Croatia for decades. However, it is much more than a physical building, it is a bridge that connects the far south of Croatia to the rest of the country.
In mid-July 2018 work began on this massive project, a bridge that is 2,404 metres long and spans the sea channel from the mainland at Komarna to the Pelješac peninsula. And on the 26th of July this year it will be officially opened.
This vital link between Dubrovnik and the rest of Croatia will now mean that the flow of traffic will be unhindered by borders. The knock-on effect of this ease of passage will mean that both tourists and locals can now visit the south of the country without border controls and therefore save precious time.
And the bridge will undoubtedly become an attraction in its own right. Observation points are already in place and the view over the glorious Mediterranean nature and the turquoise Adriatic with the elegant bridge spanning the channel looks impressive.
So why is the bridge needed? It's a historic question. This small strip of land was given by the Republic of Dubrovnik to the Ottoman Empire to act as a buffer zone between the Republic and Venice. Centuries later this strip of the coast became part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meaning that the south of Croatia was physically cut off from the rest of the country and people traveling south through Croatia had to cross a few miles of Bosnian-Herzegovinian territory and two EU external borders.
With the completion of the new Pelješac Bridge the country is once again connected.

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