Shah Amanat Bridge

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The Shah Amanat Bridge on Karnaphuli river of Chittagong city in Bangladesh.

Length: 980 m

Wide: 24.47m

Spans: 5

Opened: 2010

Builder: Major Bridge Construction

Shah Amanat Bridge, the third constructed across the Karanphuli River in Bangladesh, is the first major cable-supported bridge in the country. It connects the Southern Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and the hill district Bandarban.

Construction history[edit]

Construction of the bridge started in August 2006 and it was officially opened on 8 September 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 120 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.


Coordinates: 22°20′N 91°51′E / 22.333°N 91.850°E / 22.333; 91.850