Peljesac bridge was opened in July 2022. The access roads are expected to be finished by the end of 2022. The bridge connects Komarna on the Croatian mainland with Brijesta on the Peljesac peninsula. At the present, the project stays on schedule, and currently, construction works on the bridge are finished, while work is still going on access roads at the section from Prapratno to Ston – Doli. (Updated September 2022)
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)
opened in July 2022
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 Peljesac bridge itself with a completion date planned for late 2021
The second stage/ phase is the construction of the access road, the section Duboka – Sparagovici (Zaradeze). 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 Sparagovici (Zaradeze) to Prapratno which also includes a smaller bridge near Ston at Peljesac. The completion date is planned for June 2022
A group of friends crossing the bridge – video (May 2022):
Here is the whole video playlist including 3D visualization of the Peljesac Bridge incorporated into aerial TV footage:
Peljesac Bridge Progress – Construction Updates (chronology – descending):
July 2022 – The bridge is opened.
January 2022 – All works on the bridge are expected to be completer by the end of the month
October – December 2021 – The beginning of asphalting: the first layers of asphalt were laid on the bridge, bottom layers are applied to the concrete base of the bridge
July 2021 – Peljesac Bridge was joined together
February 2021 – As announced by Hrvatske Ceste, the Peljesac 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 Peljesac 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 the summer of 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 Peljesac road before the completion of access roads.
15.07.2015 – Construction of the bridge is starting in the spring of 2016 (link) – The bridge would be built between the mainland and the Peljesac peninsula to bypass the coastline between Klek and Neum where Bosnia and Herzegovina have access to the Adriatic.
Works progressing well (26.01.2009)
Latest news – Bridge Project (10.11.2008)
The Bridge will not be scrapped (15.04.2008)
Evaluation Study (19.11.2007)
Construction works formally opened (31.10.2007)
Public tender announced (12.06.2007)
The bridge is Acceptable for Bosnia and Herzegovina (15.03.2007)