Shah Amanat Bridge
|Shah Amanat Bridge
Third Karnaphuli Bridge
শাহ আমানত সেতু
|Carries||Buses, Motor vehicles, and bicycles|
|Locale||Karnaphuli, Chittagong, Bangladesh|
|Other name(s)||Natun (New) Bridge|
|Named for||Karnaphuli River|
|Owner||Government of Bangladesh|
|Maintained by||Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges|
|Preceded by||Second Karnaphuli Bridge|
|Material||Prestressed concrete bridge|
|Total length||950 m (3,117 ft)|
|Width||24.47 m (80 ft)|
|Longest span||200 m (656 ft)|
|No. of spans||3|
|Construction start||August 2006|
|Construction end||July 2010|
|Construction cost||590 crore|
|Opened||September 8, 2010|
|Replaces||Hazrat Shah Amanat Bridge|
Shah Amanat Bridge, the third constructed across the Karnaphuli River in Bangladesh, is the first major cable-stayed bridge in the country. It connects the southern parts of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, and the hill district Bandarban.
Construction of the bridge started in August, 2006 and it was officially opened on September 8, 2010. The Chinese construction company, "Major Bridge Construction, China," built the bridge. The project involved a cost of Taka 590 crore, including a foreign exchange component of Taka 3.72 billion provided by the Kuwait Fund.
The bridge is 950 m long and 24.47 m wide. It has five piers with three 200 m extradosed main spans, two 115 m side spans and a 130 m approach viaduct section. Alongside four lanes for vehicles, the bridge has two 1.5 m lanes for movement of 'manual transports' like rickshaws, push carts and vans. There is also a 1.5 m walkway on each side of the bridge. The bridge has a 0.5 km approach road in the city end and one km approach road at the Patiya end.
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