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Old October 13th, 2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Bridges and Highways in Bangladesh

At 4.8 kilometers long, it is the longest bridge in South Asia and the largest project in the history of Bangladesh, constructed over the Jamuna, the fourth largest river in the world. Built over almost four years, it cost $900 million and carries four lanes of traffic, a railway track, power lines, gas pipelines and fiber-optic telecommunications cables. The Bangladesh Bank, ADB, and Japan's OECF each contributed $200 million, with the government of Bangladesh contributing the remainder.

Already, an average of more than 3,000 vehicles is crossing the bridge daily, and toll collection has provided a welcome boost to government revenue. Spurring on the development of export processing zones and private tourism complexes on both sides, the bridge is creating jobs, promoting investment, and increasing trade. It has become a tourist spot since it's opening. There has been a resort, few hotels, and amusement park already created. Thousands of people flock to Jamuna Bridge resort everyday. A true success story for Bangladesh and it's growth.

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Jamuna Bridge from air



Approach Road



Jamuna Bridge Toll Plaza








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Old October 13th, 2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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It is very nice and it is a grand scale project aswell. If i may just spoil the party though, those electricity cables make the whole thing look ugly though, If only they hadnt put that there it would have been perfect. I do apologise for saying that, because as i said this is an amazing thing, something bangladesh should be extremely proud of
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Old October 13th, 2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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Its a bridge built on a grand scale no doubt. Its of high quality construction standard. On the contrary, I like those electric cables running along the bridge. Kind of gives it a suspension bridge field to it. Its quiet unique.
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Old October 13th, 2004, 08:18 PM   #4
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I like the bridge, i just don't like the power lines running with the bridge,, i think it wud be wise to run the powerlines under water.

And the Govt can always add-on the suspension feeling to the bridge.
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Old October 13th, 2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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Tmac...great pics. I think i made a similar request earlier, but can you post some pics of some other cities in Bangladesh?

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Old October 15th, 2004, 01:44 AM   #6
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That bridge is cool!!!
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Old October 28th, 2004, 08:08 PM   #7
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roads and highway infastructure in Bangladesh is improving at a fast rate. Several new major bridges have opened up recently (Paksey Bridge, 2nd Buriganga bridge, etc). I am still looking for pictures. Here's a few images of some historic bridges in Bangladesh. The first one is just too pretty to leave out.

Kaptai Lake Hanging Bridge

It is a major tourist destination in bangladesh, located in Chittagong district.







Bhairab Bridge in Dhaka-Sylhet Highway

Bhairab Railway Bridge




Hardinge Bridge









Surma Bridge in the city of Sylhet







Shah Amanat Bridge in chittagong





Meghna Bridge near Dhaka-Chittagong highway



Doratana Bridge on the Bagerhat-Pirojpur Highway in Bagerhat






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Old October 30th, 2004, 10:21 AM   #8
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Meghna-Gumti Bridge



Bangladesh-Japan Friendship Bridge



Bhairab railway Bridge



Teesta Dam



Kaptai Hanging Bridge


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few more bridges in Bangladesh.



Gorai Rail Bridge



Hardinge Bridge





Jamuna Bridge Approaching



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Old May 31st, 2005, 10:37 PM   #10
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Jamuna Bridge







Paksey Bridge



Newly built Rupsha bridge









Kean Bridge in Sylhet



A bridge over Surma


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Keen Bridge in Sylhet



Another bridge in Sylhet



Lalon Shah Bridge



Another view of Lalon Shah Bridge



Paksey Bridge





Hardinge Bridge

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Jamuna Bridge @ night.

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The Rupsha bridge near Khulna at night.







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Some random images of bridges in Bangladesh.







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You guys can definetly be proud of that bridge.....it's a beaut
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thts one hot bridge dude!!!! bangladesh shld b proud of tht monument to its success!!
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