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The Adriatic Group, together with Croatian architect firm Lotus Architects, have presented a solution to the controversial Peljesac Bridge project in Croatia.
The Croatian government terminated the contract of construction of the Peljesac Bridge due to financial reasons in May this year. The contract to build the bridge that was to connect the southern Dalmatian peninsula of Peljesac with the mainland, was signed in 2007 with a consortium of companies and worth 1.94 billion kuna (290 million Euros).
The Adriatic Group believe the optimal solution to the challenge is the "Peljesac Floating Bridge", which they say will ensure Croatia’s territorial integrity and cohesion in time for EU accession, be a tourist attraction, and pay for itself within 10-15 years of operation.
The floating bridge, which would be the longest floating bridge in Europe and the 2nd longest in the world, would use proven technology to be completed at a maximum cost of 36 million Euros in new investment by making use of Croatia’s previous "Bridge" project investment (22 million Euros).
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