A 2.4-kilometer-long, $531-million multi-span cable-stayed bridge was recently opened to traffic in Croatia, allowing citizens to drive between Dubrovnik and the rest of the country without having to cross a short stretch of territory in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

With five 285-meter-long cable-stayed main spans and two 203.5-m back spans, the extradosed Pelješac bridge crosses Mali Ston Bay over the Adriatic Sea, supported by pylons ranging in height from 82.5 m to 98 m.

Designed for the state highway company Hrvatske Ceste d.o.o by Ponting-Pipenbaher Consulting Engineers with Zagreb’s university's civil engineering department, the structure was built by China Road and Bridge Corp. under a contract signed in 2018.

The highway was largely funded by the European Union.