Korčula Home Getting Here Ferries Getting around Things to Do Beaches Sights Day Trips Maps Restaurants Forum

Pelješac Bridge

Pelješac Bridge - Work in progress, February 2021
Work in progress, February 2021

If the project stays on schedule, we expect the new bridge to open in late 2021 with all access roads to be finished by the summer of 2022. The bridge will connect Komarna on the Croatian mainland with Brijesta on the Pelješac peninsula.

The Basic Facts

  • The length of the bridge: 2404 meters (2.4 km)
  • the width of the bridge: 21.5 meters – 4 traffic lanes
  • the width of mid passage: 568 meters
  • the height of the bridge: 55 meters
  • cost: 2.08 billion HRK (300 million Euro)
  • expected to open in late 2021
Peljesac bridge (3d visualisation 2020)
Peljesac bridge (3d visualisation 2020)
Peljesac bridge 3d visualisation 2015
Peljesac bridge (3d visualisation 2015)

Construction Phases

The bridge and its access roads are to be constructed in three phases. Here are the stages involved in the construction of a bridge and access roads:

  • The first stage/ phase of works is the Pelješac bridge itself with a completion date planned for late 2021
  • The second stage/ phase is the construction of the access road, the section Duboka – Sparagovići (Zaradeže). The completion date is planned for June 2022
  • The third and fourth stage/ phase is the construction of a section of Ston bypass and subsection Sparagovići (Zaradeže) to Prapratno that also includes a smaller bridge near Ston at Peljesac. The completion date is planned for June 2022

Map of Peljesac Bridge

See it in a large map + see other Peljesac bridge Maps

Video

Here is the whole video playlist including 3D visualization of the Pelješac Bridge incorporated into aerial TV footage:

Pelješac Bridge Progress – Construction Updates (chronology – descending):

  • February 2021 – As announced from Hrvatske ceste, the Pelješac bridge is connected to the mainland. The first pillar in the sea and the one on land in Komarna are connected by a 52 meters long steel span structure. From now on, the Pelješac bridge can be walked for the first fifty meters. The first passengers and vehicles could cross at the beginning of next year (2022) while the complete project of the bridge with access roads, viaducts, and tunnels is planned to be completed by summer 2022.
  • October 2020 – The plans are changed, as a temporary solution in order to enable the construction of the Brijesta junction immediately after the completion of the bridge itself, to put into operation a bridge with a connection to the existing Pelješac road before the completion of access roads.

Historical Blog Updates

  • Peljesac Bridge Map and Facts

    I was going throught some old press cuttings, looking for something completely unrelated, and found some old articles from local press with lot of info about future Peljesac Bridge. So, below is compillation of some facts and figures about this project:
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge Map and Facts
  • Pelješac Bridge

    If the project stays on schedule, we expect the new bridge to open in late 2021 with all access roads to be finished by the summer of 2022. The bridge will connect Komarna on the Croatian mainland with Brijesta on the Pelješac peninsula. The Basic Facts The length of the …
    Read more > Pelješac Bridge
  • The latest news about Peljesac Bridge project

    According to Javno.hr, the director of the Croatian Construction Institute (IGH), Jure Radic said following info on the Croatian television show “Nedjeljom u Dva”, where one of the discussion topics were Peljesac Bridge : As far as building the bridge to Peljesac, Radic stresses that the strong southerly winds represent …
    Read more > The latest news about Peljesac Bridge project
  • Peljesac Bridge will not be scrapped

    Some good and reassuring news are coming from Croatian media regards future of Peljesac Bridge, the important infrastructure object that was supposed to be built to connect Croatian Mainland and Peljesac Peninsula. It has been reported that Božidar Kalmeta, the Croatian Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Minister said in Zadar last week that scrapping …
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge will not be scrapped
  • Peljesac Bridge evaluation study

    A study to evaluate the effects of construction of Peljesac Bridge in the context of economic, transport and demographic changes of Peljesac Peninsula , Korcula , Mljet and its surrounding area, has been presented today at Hotel Villa Argentina in Dubrovnik, Croatia. According to the projections on which the study …
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge evaluation study
  • Peljesac: Bridge over troubled water

    Click to see Large Map and Satelite Photo of Veli and Mali Skolj, Klek, Neum Channel and surrounding area where Peljesac Bridge is to be built According to Croatian and Bosnian media, there are more trouble emerging around Peljesac Bridge. The latest statement from Bosnian government official is clearly suggesting …
    Read more > Peljesac: Bridge over troubled water
  • Peljesac Bridge Tender soon

    According to Vjesnik, the daily newspaper from Croatia, the beginning of building work on Peljesac Bridge is expected to begin at about the same time as the opening of road section of Dugopolje-Sestanovac. The international tender, set my The Ministry of Sea, Tourism, Transportation and Development of Croatia, will be …
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge Tender soon
  • 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. In accordance with the latest agreement between Croatia and Bosnia, the bridge …
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge Construction Plans
  • New Agreement about Peljesac Bridge

    According to Hina, the Croatian News Agency , governments of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are close to achieving final agreement about technical specification of future Peljesac Bridge. Peljesac Bridge (Most Peljesac – kopno) is going to be 55 meters high, 20 meters wide, with length of about 2300 meters. …
    Read more > New Agreement about Peljesac Bridge
  • Peljesac Bridge New Project

    The future Peljesac Bridge may be bascule bridge! Cool ! 🙂 The Croatian newspaper Jutarnji list, just published this image: as a possible solution for the Peljesac Bridge. Korcula Hotels – Book now The good thing about it is that this kind of bridge will allow large ships to sail …
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge New Project
  • Peljesac Bridge Tensions

    Construction has begun on Croatia’s longest bridge, which the government hopes will provide a lifeline to the southern part of the country. But Bosnians fear the bridge will seal-off access to their only port to the Adriatic, and have warned the project could endanger bilateral relations between the two former foes.
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge Tensions
  • Peljesac Bridge Construction Works Started

    It seems things are moving on with that long promissed Bridge from Croatian Mainland (Komarna near Klek) to Peljesac Peninsula. Looking forward for that one 🙂
    Read more > Peljesac Bridge Construction Works Started

More info: edubrovnik.org