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Franjo Tudman Bridge, Dubrovnik

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The Franjo Tuđman Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge carrying the D8 state road at the western approach to Dubrovnik, Croatia across Rijeka Dubrovačka near Port of Gruž. The original bridge design was developed in 1989, however construction was stopped at the onset of the Croatian War of Independence. The bridge has been redesigned by Structures Department of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering and the design employed has been developed by Zlatko Šavor.StructureThe bridge is 518m long, measured between the abutments. Substructure of the bridge consists of the abutments, a pier on the western shore supporting a pretensioned girder and an anchoring pier on the eastern shore.Supported structure on the cable-stayed portion of the bridge consists of a composite girder, an A-shaped pylon and the cable stays. Overall span of the girder is 324.7m. Concrete roadway slab is of generally constant depth of 25cm. A total of 38 cable stays have been executed, comprising 27 to 61 steel wire cables placed in protective polyethylene pipes.The pylon is 141.5m tall, measured from the top surface of the foundations. It comprises a box cross section of varying size. An additional box girder is executed just below the suspended structure providing it an additional support as well as bracing the pylon legs. The cable stays are anchored to the top of the pylon. A special opening has been executed in one of the pylon legs, next to the sidewalk, providing access to the inside of its cross-section, where there are rungs facilitating climbing to the top of the pylon, where another opening on its top allows replacements of the anchors, should that become necessary.
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  • This bridge is situated in the newer harbour area of Dubrovnik (where the outlandishly huge cruise liners dock) It's modern design dominates this area & is in stark contrast to the pretty quaint Old D...  more »
  • Opened in 2002 Franjo Tudman Bridge is a huge and modern cable stayed bridge which leads the road to Dubrovnik from the western side. It is the most expensive bridge in Croatia. It is named by Franjo ...  more »
  • The bridge is a stunning piece of architecture and built in 2002. It is located a few miles from the Old Town. All the cruise liners touring the Med stop here and thousands of tourists pour into Dubro...  more »
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  • Great view of dubrovnik
  • Beautiful bridge and if you would like to have a good view of it I recommend you go to Copacabana beach and take your shot of the bridge!
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  • I mean, it's a bridge...
  • Beautiful view