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Old May 21, 2004, 12:05 AM
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Default Second longest road bridge in BD

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
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Old May 21, 2004, 12:07 AM
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Sweet, got any pics of the bridge? Where exactly is it located at? Hmm, time to google.
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Old May 21, 2004, 12:08 AM
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I think it establishes a direct link between Kustia & Pabna
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At Paksey - when googling use the term Paksey Bridge:

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Old May 21, 2004, 12:16 AM
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Default Some interesting links

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Bangladesh, China Sign Contract for Construction of Paksey Bridge
From the IndependentJOC-Tokyo

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