With the erection of the last, 165th segment of the steel span structure last night, the Pelješac bridge was completely connected and stretches from Komarna on the mainland to Brijesta on Pelješac.
By connecting the southern part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County with the rest of the country, the territory of the Republic of Croatia is connected, and for locals as well as tourists, the bridge will shorten the journey from Zagreb to Dubrovnik by as much as two hours.
"It is an indescribable pleasure to say that Croatia is united! This project has been the dream of many for the past 25, 30 years and tonight we have achieved a goal that solves the problem of 300. It is a fascinating, strategic achievement of the Croatian people and the Croatian state. What happened tonight, in my deep conviction, best describes the thesis of modern sovereignty. A thesis that defines how to realize strategic national interests, how to achieve what has been the goal of the Croatian state and the Croatian people for years, and to do so with a strengthened, ennobled and much more influential position of Croatia in the international community as members of the European Union. This bridge not only connects Croatia, it also connects the European Union. This bridge does not divide Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the contrary, it connects it. It will be such a beautiful, in the architectural sense, attraction that many will want to pass, cross from the mainland to Peljesac", Said the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković last night during the celebration of the connection of the last segment of the construction of the Pelješac Bridge.
There will be no toll collection, it will be released before the next tourist season
"We all feel comfortable and happy and content because this is a big day. Croatian territory is being connected after more than 300 years, and we are also connecting the Pelješac Bridge, one of the largest bridges in Europe. We know what he means for Croatia", Said the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković for RTL.
All work should be done by June next year, the minister said.
"After the ceremonial marking of the unification of Croatian territory, the works will continue. The bridge and access roads will be completed, and next year before the tourist season we will open it and put it into operation. There will never be tolls and tolls. This was a condition for European funding. Croatian roads will manage the bridge, maintain it and there will be no problems with that. After this the project is brought to an end", Said Butković.
Photo / Source: Government of the Republic of Croatia