Franjo Tudman Bridge - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 42° 40.092 E 018° 04.780
34T E 260683 N 4728105
Quick Description: The Franjo Tudman Bridge is a 2-lane cable-stayed suspension bridge crossing over the Dubrovacka coastal inlet to the west of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Location: Croatia
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 6:30:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMGG31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Named after the first President of Croatia, the Franjo Tudman Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge cossing the D8 State Road over the Dubrovacka coastal inlet near the port of Gruz (a neighborhood of Dubrovnik, Croatia).

Design of the original bridge was completed in 1989, however construction was halted at the onset of the Croatian War of Independence. The bridge was ultimately completed in April 2002 and officially opened one month later, at a cost of US$ 31 million -- making it the most expensive bridge in all of Croatia.

The bridge is 518 m (1,699 ft) long, consisting of a pier on the Western side of the inlet supporting a pre-tensioned girder and an anchoring pier on the Eastern side. The girder’s overall span is 325 m (1,065 ft), and the single pylon is 142 m (464 ft) tall.

Daily traffic volume has been measured at an average of 8,000 year-round, with the number climbing up to 13,000 during the summer months.
Date Completed: 5/21/2002

Usage: Automobile

Length: 518 m / 1,699 ft

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