A four-lane motorway between Maribor and Pince (near the Hungarian border) was opened for traffic. With the unveiling of the last, 26-kilometre long section between Lenart and Vučja vas, the east part of Slovenia became connected. The section between Vučja vas and Beltinci, which was opened for traffic in 2003, boasts the longest bridge on Slovenian roads. Measuring 833 metres and weighing 16,000 tonnes, the bridge spanning the Mura river is the longest and heaviest push launched bridge in Slovenia. Its surface area is 23,257 square metres.