The Bay of Rijeka dubrovačka stretches 6 km and is located north-west of Dubrovnik. The small River Ombla, the shortest river in the world according to some sources – only 30 m long from its source to delta, flows into the bay at its first section. There is a grand bridge at its end section where it meets the sea named after the first Croatian president, Dr. Franjo Tuđman. Its shape and construction solution – one pylon bearing a cable-stayed bridge – is the first and unique structure of that kind built in Croatia. In terms of space and time, the bridge is a modern structure clashing with the ancient forts, walls and bridges of Dubrovnik.