A new bridge connecting Croatia’s beautiful island of Ciovo and the mainland is on track to open in October 2016. It’s aim is to improve access to the island, and to relieve the terrible congestion visitors currently experience, with the only route currently through the historic town of Trogir.
If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting the historic UNESCO protected town of Trogir, especially in the summer months when throngs of tourists visit the area, you’ll know this should bring great relief to locals and visitors heading to Ciovo. Currently the only access point to Ciovo by road, is via “Stari Most” (Old Bridge), a small crossing from Trogir.
Aptly name “Novi Most” (New Bridge), will stretch 546 metres and be 25 metres high. 13 pillars will support the bridge, five of which have already been completed. A draw-bridge opening will also allow for larger vessels to pass through. Work to improve better access to the bridge, nearby motorway junctions and Split Airport, is also in the plans.
Work to the new bridge started in February 2015, after co-financing from EU Funds. The total cost of the project is expected be around 30 millions Euros, once complete in October this year.