Road Kotor-Njegusi Still Fascinates with Harmony and Craftsmanship of its Builders

By , 19 Feb 2019, 06:03 AM Photo of the Week
Road Kotor-Njegusi Still Fascinates with Harmony and Craftsmanship of its Builders Kotor- Njegusi Road, photo by Goran Vucurovic

February 19, 2019 -  The old road Kotor- Njegusi-Cetinje presented the most important Montenegrin architectural and infrastructure project built at the end of 19 century. Unfortunately, because of the need for a faster road, the part from Njeguši to Cetinje is destroyed and could hardly be reconstructed to once again show the amazing skill of its constructor, engineer Josip Slade.

Slade came to Montenegro in 1877, and already in 1878, he designed and built the road from the Austrian border over Kotor to Cetinje via Njegusi. The second stock to Kotor with the famous 25 serpentines was completed in 1884. Recently the road is paved, some places expanded, but basically remained almost identical to the first built version.

There were recently some ideas to reconstruct the famous 25 serpentines, but this idea came to the strong resistance of experts and NGOs dealing with natural and cultural heritage protection.