Peljesac Bridge Construction Plans
According to Jutarnji List, a Croatian daily newspaper, the architectural construction plans for Peljesac Bridge, the future second largest bridge in Europe, were last week completed by The Institute for the Bridges of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering.
The bridge will be 2300 metres long, supported with 10 pillars, each built at 180 metres apart.
Two middle pillars, with a height of 170 metres and a span of 568 meters, will be supporting the bridge with steel poles.
To keep the whole structure in proportion, the width of the bridge will be 20 metres, allowing space for 4 driving tracks.
Besides the construction of the bridge, there will be a construction of accessing roads at both sides of the bridge, including 2 tunnels on Peljesac (one 2170 metres and other 450 metres long) as well as two smaller bridges on Peljesac, (one 500 m and another 50 meters long).
The beginning of the construction is expected to start in early summer 2007 and will last 3 to 4 years.
Estimated cost: 200-220 million euros.
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