Pre-feasibility study of connecting the island of Pašman with the mainland presented in Zagreb
A presentation of the Feasibility Study for connecting the island of Pašman to the mainland was held in the premises of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, with the participation of State Secretary Josip Bilaver, Pašman Mayor Krešimir Ćosić and representatives of Hrvatske ceste. The presentation highlighted the main goals of the project, such as the creation of a permanent and stable transport connection that is not affected by weather conditions, ie troubles, and the improvement of the accessibility of the island for its inhabitants.
The study considered three options: construction of a bridge (variant 1 - girder bridge and variant 2 - suspension bridge), construction of a submerged tunnel and introduction of additional fast and frequent ship and ferry lines, and based on consideration of all criteria, the option of building a 2203,5 m long girder bridge was chosen. The bridge with an estimated amount of investment of 452 million kuna has two parts: Bridge mainland - island Ričul and Bridge island Ričul - Pašman, and the planned duration of construction would be 3 years.
The financial analysis of the study identified the need for co-financing of the project, while its economic analysis indicates a positive impact of the project on the island of Pašman. The study also envisages taking further steps, which include the preparation of additional technical documentation, the necessary field research, a comprehensive assessment of the project's effects, and a more detailed elaboration of investment and operating costs.