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reverse_swing
May 21, 2004, 12:05 AM
The bridge, named after mystic singer Lalon Shah, establishes a direct link between the country's south-western and northern regions.

-It is seen as major engineering feat, in South Asia and the world.

-The 1.8km bridge is second largest in the country, and cost nearly $200m, most of it in loans from Japan.

-Officials say the bridge has the world's longest continuous concrete structure, while its foundations are sunk 91 metres into the riverbed.

-Hardly any other bridge in the world has foundations which go this deep.

-The bridge also has a shock absorbing unit at each pier, enabling it able to withstand earthquakes measuring up to seven in the Richter scale.

-Since the river is one of the mightiest in the world, the engineers installed a balanced cantilever construction method to make it stronger.
-BBC

Carte Blanche
May 21, 2004, 12:07 AM
Sweet, got any pics of the bridge? Where exactly is it located at? Hmm, time to google.

reverse_swing
May 21, 2004, 12:08 AM
I think it establishes a direct link between Kustia & Pabna

Zunaid
May 21, 2004, 12:12 AM
At Paksey - when googling use the term Paksey Bridge:

<A href="http://www.pbbulletin.com/Volume19_Issue_5/images/post_bang_1_lg.jpg">
<img src="http://www.pbbulletin.com/Volume19_Issue_5/images/post_bang_1_lg.jpg" width="500" border="1">
<br>Click for full size</a>

[Edited on 21-5-2004 by Zunaid]

Zunaid
May 21, 2004, 12:16 AM
Parson Brinckenheroff (http://www.pbworld.com/news_events/publications/network/issue_57/57_18_theryot_pakseybridgeredesign.asp)
Bangladesh, China Sign Contract for Construction of Paksey Bridge (http://fpeng.peopledaily.com.cn/english/200008/18/eng20000818_48515.html)
From the Independent (http://www.independent-bangladesh.com/news/dec/09/09122003mt.htm)JOC-Tokyo (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.joctokyo.co.jp/bg-pakseybridge.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.joctokyo.co.jp/projects%2520around%2520world.htm&h=256&w=155&sz=15&tbnid=fI_Lqbkrt80J:&tbnh=105&tbnw=64&start=10&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpaksey%2Bbridge%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26i e%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN)

[Edited on 21-5-2004 by Zunaid]