Hreljin Viaduct

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Hreljin Viaduct
Coordinates 45°19′42″N 14°36′59″E / 45.32842°N 14.616323°E / 45.32842; 14.616323Coordinates: 45°19′42″N 14°36′59″E / 45.32842°N 14.616323°E / 45.32842; 14.616323
Carries A6 motorway
Locale Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia
Official name Viadukt Hreljin
Maintained by Autocesta Rijeka–Zagreb
Design Box girder bridge
Total length 544.85 m
Width 13.15 + 13.67 m
Longest span 49.05 m
Clearance below 42 m
Opened 1995
Toll charged as a part of A6 motorway toll

Hreljin Vidauct is located between the Vrata and Oštrovica interchanges of the A6 motorway in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia, just to the west of Tuhobić Tunnel. It is 544.85 metres (1,787.6 ft) long. The viaduct consists of two parallel structures: The first one was completed in 1995 by Hidroelektra,[1][2] and the second one in 2008 by Konstruktor.[3] The viaduct is tolled within the A6 motorway ticket system and there are no separate toll plazas associated with use of the viaduct.[4] The viaduct was designed by Hidroelektra.[5]

Structure description[edit]

At this location the motorway route follows a horizontal curve of 700-metre (2,300 ft) radius. Transversal grade of the deck is constant and equal to 6%, while elevation grade of the viaduct is constant at 3.3%, sloping towards Oštrovica interchange. The viaduct is a box girder structure supporting the superstructure across 11 spans: 41.7 m (137 ft) + 9 x 49.05 m (160.9 ft) + 41.7 m (137 ft).[4][5][6]

The two parallel structures were executed using different construction methods: The original superstructure, built by Hidroelektra, was executed in 2.35-metre (7 ft 9 in) prefabricated concrete elements glued together with an epoxy resin. The newer structure, built by Konstruktor, was built using incremental launching and, unlike the first superstructure, starts from the side closer to Vrata. This method was preferred since the construction method applied during the construction of the original structure proved cumbersome. Viaduct piers comprise a 5-metre (16 ft) by 3.2-metre (10 ft) box cross-section.[7]

Traffic volume[edit]

Traffic is regularly counted and reported by Autocesta Rijeka–Zagreb, operator of the viaduct and the A6 motorway where the structure is located, and published by Hrvatske ceste. Substantial variations between annual (AADT) and summer (ASDT) traffic volumes are attributed to the fact that the bridge carries substantial tourist traffic to the Adriatic resorts. The traffic count is performed using analysis of motorway toll ticket sales.[8]

Hreljin Viaduct traffic volume
Road Counting site AADT ASDT Notes
Autocesta A6.svg A6 2915 Vrata west 12,413 20,891 Between Vrata and Oštrovica interchanges.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zvonimir Marić. "Najvrjedniji mostovi u Hrvatskoj izgrađeni između prvoga i petoga Sabora hrvatskih graditelja" [The most valuable bridges in Croatia completed between the first and the second Congress of Croatian Builders] (in Croatian). Gradimo. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mostovi, viadukti, nadvožnjaci, podvožnjaci" [Bridges, viaducts, flyovers, underpasses] (in Croatian). Hidroelektra. Archived from the original on May 26, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reference" [References] (in Croatian). Konstruktor. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Croatian Motorways (PDF). Hrvatske autoceste. 2007. pp. 364–365. ISBN 978-953-7491-09-3. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Snježana Tešović, Snježana Ališić (January 27, 2006). "Hidroelektra u izvedbi projektiranja mostova, vijadukata i nadvožnjaka" [Hidroelektra designs of bridges, viaducts and flyovers] (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Ivan Visković (April 2007). "Vijadukt "Hreljin"" [Hreljin Viaduct] (PDF) (in Croatian) (12). Konstruktor: 4. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Vijadukt Hreljin na autocesti Karlovac – Rijeka" [Hreljin Viaduct on Karlovac - Rijeka motorway] (in Croatian). Gradimo. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Traffic counting on the roadways of Croatia in 2009 - digest" (PDF). Hrvatske Ceste. May 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 21, 2011.