You don’t need to be an expert to grow your interest towards a bridge. Maybe, you’re riding or use them somehow in everyday basis. But, have you ever think of the work behind these bridges? The engneering, massive spans of concrete, metal, sand, architecture material? If we think staraight, there are very few people who really care about this thing. Economy of Bangladesh is growing massively. So, does Infrastructure & roads-highway, Bridges. This bridges not only develop a countries economy but also create a tourism site too. In Bangladesh, there are thousands of river so does big/small bridge & culvert.
Here, we are listed some top bridges of Bangladesh. Also a major place of tourism.
- Padma Bridge
Padma Bridge is a massive project. This one is actually upcoming. Construction is almost finished. But still this already became a tourist spot as so many interested people come to visit the half-finished Padma bridge. This is the most challenging, discussed project in the history of Bangladesh. No other project got such this attention like it. Padma Bridge is still under construction and it will be inaugurate probably by 2021. Since then people of Bangladesh will pour on to visit this biggest bridges. Tourist from around the world will join too. Padma Bridge will be a golden bridge and definitely gonna be super-attractive. The span in 150 m, length is 6150 m and width is 18.10 m. This is the biggest challenge for Bangladesh government as they promised the people of this country to reduce the problem of traffic jam. Padma Bridge is a dream project at all.
- Bangabandhu Bridge
Jamuna River is one of the most important rivers for Bangladesh. This river detached the northern part of the country. There was a communication gap and the people of northern area were out of so many benefits they needed. Therefore, a plan needed to instigate and building a bridge was too much necessary. This decision finally came into reality. The work for bridge started in 1994 and it took more than 800 days to complete the project. The building of Bangabandhu Bridge helped the way for development in agricultural sector, transport and overall communication system of northern area’s people.
- Meghna Bridge
This bridge is generally a road bridge of Bangladesh. Meghna Bridge is located in Dhaka-Chittagong highway road. The biggest donor of Bangladesh, Japan was the main donor behind this bridge. At first, it was mostly known as “Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge”. It was constructed by the Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. The bridge was opened on February 1, 1991. Meghna Bridge is the single but the largest project from Japan to Bangladesh. The total length is 900 m and width is 9.2 m. According to a survey, more than 40 percent trucks of Dhaka-Chittagong highway route use this bridge to transport their necessary goods. So, the economic impact is also high.
- Lalon Shah Bridge
Lalon Shah Bridge is located over the Padma River. This is a road bridge and also known as the “Paksey Bridge”. This bridge situated between Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna on the east, and Bheramara Upazila of Kushtia on the west. The length of the bridge is 1.8km and width is 18.10m. This bridge provides a very important road-line connection between various routes. It is situated parallel to and south (downstream) of Hardinge Bridge.
- Hardinge Bridge
The oldest bridge of Bangladesh. The name “Hardinge” came from British Lord Hardinge. In 2015, it celebrated its 100 years celebration. It is a steel railway bridge over the river Padma located at Paksey in western Bangladesh. Since its inauguration on 1915, it has become one of the most vital strategic and economical infrastructures in Bangladesh. Hardinge Bridge is located in Pabna. The length of the bridge is 1.8km.
- Shah Amanat Bridge
This bridge is the first-ever cable stayed bridge in Bangladesh. Shah Amanat Bridge situated in the most crowded route of this country. Shah Amanat Bridge over the Karnafuli River connects the southernmost districts of Bangladesh to the rest of the country. This bridge is 950 meters in length and 24.47 meters in width. Shah Amanat Bridge is a very important for geographical reason. Most of the tourists pass by this bridge when they travel to port city Chittagong or the Chittagong-based tourist spots.
- Rupsha Bridge
Rupsha Bridge is perhaps the most beautiful bridge in Bangladesh. A huge numbers of people gather here in everyday evening time to enjoy themselves with their dear ones or friends. Rupsha Bridge is famous for connecting to Bangladesh’s second largest seaport. It has a huge part in country’s economical structure. The bridge stands at 1.64 kilometers in length and 16.48 meters in width.
- Keane Bridge
Sylhet is one of the biggest tourist spot and business place of Bangladesh. When you enter into this city, you have to pass a bridge. This bridge is none other than Keane Bridge. Everyday lots of people use this bridge for economical reasons. The bridge is only 350 meters in length and 5.4 meters in width and is one of the most beautiful bridges in Bangladesh for sure.
Maybe, we don’t see at bigger picture. The reason is we passed this giant projects in everyday basis. But, we should think about it. We should think about how these important bridges keeps our economy alive as well as ease the pressure of people on communication. As construction of more bridges continues throughout Bangladesh, the country’s progress will get much faster. These Major bridges become major tourist spot too, where hundreds of thousands people hangouts or go to visit the establishment.