Šuplja Greda

Suplja Greda - Tree Bridge - Šuplja Draga

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Location: 53287 Stinica.
1 km north of Zivi Bunari, at the Dalmatian Coastal Road (Highway 8).
(44.737965, 14.915941)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: GeologyNatural Bridge
Light: n/a
Dimension: W=13 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Šuplja Greda, 53287 Stinica.
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Šuplja Greda (Hollow Beam) is the largest natural arch in Croatia. If you follow the Dalmatian Coastal Road (Highway 8) it is located less than a kilometer north of Zivi Bunari. There is a ravine coming down from the hills on the right, the bridge spans this ravine. There is no parking lot, but there are side roads right before and after the bridge on the left side where you can park along the road. After a short walk you can see the bridge very well from the road. Be very careful with the traffic, this is the main coastal highway. Up to the bridge is no official trail, but you can easily follow the ravine uphill.

The natural bridge is of karst origin. The ravine is a collapsed cave, a roofless cave, at least the part around the bridge. And the bridge is the last remaining part of the cave ceiling. The geocaching page we listed below gives a correct explanation how natural bridges may form, nevertheless this is not an erosional bridge.