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Published on Jul 26, 2012

In this letter and the attached film, please find information and detail on our floating bridge proposal to fulfill Croatia's requirement of territorial cohesion prior to EU accession in a manner that adheres to the vision, mission and goals of the Dubrovnik-Neretva Zupanija, Hrvatske Ceste and the Croatian Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.
Floating bridges provide safe, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly and permanent solutions to transportation challenges on every continent (except Antarctica). Notable examples are in Norway (longest floating bridge in Europe) and the United States of America (longest floating bridge in the world). More than 115.000 vehicles of all types cross the American bridge each day, which represents a daily vehicle volume equal to the entire population of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
Our proposed floating bridge would incorporate technology and know-how from Finland and Sweden, but all components would be manufactured in Croatia. Our proposed bridge would be the longest in Europe, but the journey across would last only 3 minutes. The bridge's daily capacity of 42.000 vehicles is nearly 3x greater than the current peak seasonal traffic volume at the HR-BiH border in question, so no additional construction will be needed to handle large volume increases. The average toll for one vehicle and one person would be EUR 5,00 plus tax and there are no technical restrictions to weight, size or type of vehicle. All cargo and passenger vehicles may move freely across the bridge. The construction and operation of our bridge proposal would have no negative environmental impact because it is a closed system in which no waste reaches the water and no sea bed digging is needed. Our bridge can be constructed for EUR 36 million and completed by June 2013. Given correct operating concession terms, our proposal could be completely funded by private investors at no cost to Croatia or the European Union.
Bridge construction will create at least 100 new jobs until completion and provide €9 million in PDV over the next 10 months. Bridge operations will require at least 20 fulltime employees earning an average net wage of €1622 per month and will provide the Government with approximately €2 million annually in PDV generated from toll fares.
We hope that the attached presentation document provides a clear overview of the technology, beauty and value of our floating bridge proposal. We hope that it is clear that our proposal meets and exceeds the requirements of Croatia's EU accession and the goals of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. We welcome any and all support you can provide us in ensuring that the Croatia government selects the best solution for this urgent challenge. And we look forward to leading the implementation of this safe, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly and adaptable solution in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.
Kind regards,
Maja Bručić (Lotus Architecti) and James Price Chuck (The Adriatic Group)

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