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Croatia Opens Bridge to Connect Two Parts of the Coastline

Croatia has opened a bridge connecting two parts of the country separated by Herzegovina and Bosnia’s twelve-mile stretch; reuniting the coastline which had been divided when the Yugoslav federation broke up in the early 1990s.

The bridge opened early yesterday morning and many Croats were there to be the first group to cross the 2.4-kilometre stretch on foot. After the ceremony, it was open to traffic.

The bridge spans the Adriatic Sea to link Croatia’s mainland to the Peljesac peninsula in the south, allowing easier access to the walled city of Dubrovnik.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic made a speech at the end of a day of festivities including fireworks and boat races. He called the event a ‘historic day for Croatia’ and the bridge itself a ‘project of a generation. a project of pride.’

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic 

Known for its stunning nature and hundreds of Adriatic Sea islands, Croatia is a major tourism destination, attracting millions from Europe and all over the world every summer.

Emer Roche
Emer Roche
Emer has over 10 years experience working for Irish magazines, supplements, websites and creative agencies. She’s written features for U Magazine, Image Magazine and theheyday.ie, across a range of subjects such as women’s interest, travel, culture, news and interviews. She also has a portfolio of commercial writing for creative agencies, such as RTE.ie and Originate Creative. Emer is a Dublin native with part of her heart in Ardmore, County Waterford. She lives in Dublin 7 with her husband, two kids, dog and cat.

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