- Krk Bridge
Krk Channel( Adriatic Sea)
maint=Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb d.d.
open=July 19, 1980
toll=30-120 kunas, charged only toward the island
Krk Bridge ( _hr. Krčki most) is a 1430 m long
reinforced concrete arch bridgeconnecting the Croatian island of Krkto the mainland and carrying over a million vehicles per year. The longer of the bridge's two arches is the second longest concrete arch in the world and among the longest arches of any construction. The bridge was completed and opened in 1980and originally named "Titov most" ("Tito's bridge") after then recently deceased Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito.
The bridge was designed by
Ilija Stojadinovićin cooperation with Vukan Njaguljand Bojan Možina, and built by Mostogradnjaand Hidroelektrabetween 1976 and 1980, using cantilever constructionwith temporary cable-stays. Structurally, the bridge consists of two reinforced concrete arch spans, which rest on the islet of Sveti Marko between Krk and the mainland. The length of the longer arch is 390 m, which made it the longest concrete arch at the time of construction, the distinction it held until it was surpassed by Wanxian Bridgein 1997.
Krk Bridge connects the island's 16,000 inhabitants and its tourist resorts to
Jadranska magistrala, the main-road along the Adriaticcoast. It also connects the city of Rijekato Rijeka Airport, which is situated on Krk. In the first 20 years of its existence, the bridge was crossed by 27 million vehicles, more than double of ferry traffic to and from the island. The increasing levels of traffic warrant a larger replacement bridge which is currently in planning stages.
List of arch bridges by length
List of bridges by length
* [http://www.klimno.net/krcki_most_eng.htm About the bridge] at
Klimno's tourism website
* [http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/20029 Dvadeseta obljetnica mosta kopno – otok Krk] hr icon
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