Šare Viaduct

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Šare Viaduct
Official name Viadukt Šare
Carries A1 motorway
Locale Dalmatia
Maintained by Hrvatske autoceste
Design Box girder bridge
Total length 402 m
Width 27.9 m
Longest span 33 m
Opened 30 June 2011
Toll charged as a part of A1 motorway toll

Šare Viaduct is located between the Ravča and Vrgorac interchanges of the A1 motorway in Croatia, opened for traffic on June 30, 2011. The viaduct actually consists of two 13.9 metres (46 ft) wide parallel structures following a 1,357 metres (4,452 ft) curve across 12 spans (26 metres (85 ft) + 10 x 33 metres (108 ft) + 26 metres (85 ft)). Each of the structures is supported by a pair of abutments and 11 H-section piers. The deck structures are executed using incremental launching and comprise a box girder of constant cross-sections each. The viaduct is 402 metres (1,319 ft) long and 27.9 metres (92 ft) wide, carrying two traffic lanes and an emergency lane for each of the driving directions.[1]

Completion of Šare Viaduct and Vrgorac interchange were delayed due to funding problems, pushing back its completion from the originally scheduled 2009 to mid-2011.[2][3] Since June 30, 2011, the viaduct is open for traffic and tolled as a part of the A1 motorway.[4]

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  1. ^ Skladgradnja - Ongoing projects (in Croatian), Skladgradnja 
  2. ^ "Out of money: Lack of funds halts Dalmatina construction". Nacional (in Croatian). 10 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Mate Primorac (November 4, 2009). "A tour of Ravča – Ploče motorway with the chief engineer". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). Retrieved September 16, 2010. 
  4. ^ "DANAS OTVORENA NOVA DIONICA RAVČA VRGORAC NA A1 ZAGREB-SPLIT-DUBROVNIK" [NEW RAVČA - VRGORAC SECTION OF THE A1 ZAGREB-SPLIT-DUBROVNIK OPENED TODAY] (in Croatian). Hrvatske autoceste. June 30, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011.