28 October 2019 – The new Peljesac Bridge in southern Croatia is moving ahead quickly as construction of the first pillars begin and workers start working round-the-clock.
China Road and Bridge Corporation are literally working day and night on the bridge after getting a permit to work 24 hours on the construction site. Currently there are 410 workers from China and 60 workers from Croatia working on the bridge.
“At the plants in China, preparations have begun for the beginning of the production of steel span structures. About 400 segments of steel span structure will be brought in by ships from China, some parts will be six meters long and some 12 meters long, depending on whether the span is on a pole with or without a bolt. Workers are literally working day and night on the Peljesac Bridge,” Vecernji list writes.
It is expected that the first elements from China will arrive on site at the end of January or start of February.
The bridge will connect the Croatian peninsula of Peljesac, and through it the southernmost part of Croatia including Dubrovnik, with the Croatian mainland.
The value of the construction of the Peljesac Bridge and access roads is estimated at HRK 2.08 billion. The bridge is due to be completed by 2022 and will stretch 2.4 km from the southern peninsula of Peljesac to the mainland spanning across the bay in the Adriatic shared by Croatia and Bosnia.
Latest progress photos below provided by Croatian Roads.