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Good news for Krk vacationers: From 15 June 2020 there will be no toll on the Krk bridge

Photo motif: The bridge to the island of Krk
Driving on the bridge to Krk without paying tolls - this will please many visitors to the popular island.
The toll on the bridge to Krk will be abolished from 15 June 2020 - according to the Croatian media. This measure should please not only visitors to the island of Krk, but also all water sports enthusiasts whose boats are moored in the marinas located there. Until now, the toll cost between 21 and 138 kuna, depending on the category of vehicle, and had to be paid when crossing the Krk bridge from the mainland towards the island of Krk.

Good news for visitors to Krk

“This decision is an important message. I think it is very good news for all who want to visit the island of Krk. I think this is a good and rational decision. And it is in line with everything we have done since the beginning of our mandate when it comes to the financial sustainability of the Croatian motorway company”, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković stated.

Merger: Toll for Krk bridge to be dropped

The relief, which also affects tourists, was made possible by the merger of Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb (ARZ) with the Croatian Motorways Management Company (HAC), as the merger virtually ends the previous concession contract. The aim of the measure, it is further stated, is the sustainable restructuring of the road transport sector for companies in the Republic of Croatia that manage and secure motorways and roads.

Krk Bridge: Once the largest of its kind

The construction of the Krk Bridge, with a total length of 1450 metres (both arches) and a width of 11.40 metres, began in July 1976, and the Krk Bridge was completed after a construction period of a good four years on 19 July 1980, when it was opened and became particularly famous: it was considered the world’s widest concrete arched bridge, surpassing even the Gladesville Bridge near Sydney by 85 metres. Six years later, the Chinese Wanxiang Bridge outstripped it.

In the meantime, a new construction of the busy bridge is already being considered, mainly because the expansion of the Krk port terminal and the continuing increase in holiday traffic have greatly increased the capacity utilization of the Krk bridge. In addition, there are voices warning of cracks in the concrete caused by wind and salty air.

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