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For a lot of visitors coming to Dubrovnik from northern Croatia or Bosnia and Herzegovina, their first sight of Dubrovnik is the modern Franjo Tudman Bridge. Opened in 2002, this bridge attracted a lot of controversy during its planning, with some fearing that the huge bridge would impact negatively on the natural beauty of Dubrovnik’s surrounding coastal landscape. I have to say that to me, the bridge is a very impressive piece of modern architecture and only serves to bridge (if you’ll excuse the pun) the gap between ancient Dubrovnik and new Dubrovnik. The bridge isn’t located anywhere near the Old Town of Dubrovnik, but to the west in the newer Gruz area of the modern city, so there is no danger of it having any aesthetic effect on Dubrovnik’s Old Town charm. Crossing the 480 metre suspension bridge before entering the city, you get fantastic views over the Rijeka Dubrovacko and out across the Adriatic towards the Elaphiti Islands.

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  • Written May 21, 2009
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