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Čiovo – Trogir Bridge on Schedule for October Opening

Čiovo - Trogir bridge (photo: dnevnik.hr)

Čiovo – Trogir bridge (photo: dnevnik.hr)

One of the biggest constructions currently going on in Croatia is the building of a bridge connecting the island of Čiovo to the mainland at Trogir on the Dalmatian coast…

According to latest reports everything is on schedule for the 546-meters-long bridge to be completed on time. Croatian Roads (HC) expect that all work on the bridge will be complete by the end of October this year.

“This bridge will be 25 meters high above sea level and will have 13 pillars in the sea, five of which have already been were built, and two which are nearly finished”, Croatian Roads spokeswoman Tamara Pajić said on Thursday.

Bridge will be finished in October (photo: dnevnik.hr)

Bridge will be finished in October (photo: dnevnik.hr)

The largest crane in Croatia has been deployed at the site with more than 100 full-time workers. The foundations of the bridge are 8-metres underwater, whilst in the middle of the bridge a hydraulic opening will be built.

The construction of the bridge and the road infrastructure will relieve traffic congestion in the centre of Trogir, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, as well as provide better connections with Split’s airport and nearby motorway.

Location of new bridge (novi most) photo: vlada

Location of new bridge (novi most) photo: vlada

Construction started on the bridge in February 2015. The project, which is one of the most important infrastructure projects in Dalmatia and is co-financed by EU funds, will cost around 30 million euros once complete.

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