8 July 2019 – Parts of the future Peljesac bridge have began to rise above the surface of the sea as construction moves full steam ahead.
The first pile was hammered in the sea bed back in January as China Bridge & Road Cooperation begun construction of the bridge which will connect the Croatian peninsula of Peljesac, and through it the southernmost part of Croatia including Dubrovnik, with the Croatian mainland.
A total of 385 workers are on site, 44 from Croatia and the remaining from China, including 70 technical experts. In May, the final pile was hammered in the seabed. A total 148 piles and two test piles have been placed and in June work on reinforcement for the piles took place.
Latest photos from the site below.
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.