Shah Amanat Bridge

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Shah Amanat Bridge
Third Karnaphuli Bridge

শাহ আমানত সেতু
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Coordinates 22°19′31″N 91°51′04″E / 22.3252348°N 91.8510337°E / 22.3252348; 91.8510337
Carries Buses, Motor vehicles, and bicycles
Crosses Karnaphuli River
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
Design cantilever
Material Prestressed concrete bridge
Total length 950 m (3,117 ft)
Width 24.47 m (80 ft)
Traversable? No
Longest span 200 m (656 ft)
No. of spans 3
Designer Rendel Limited
Construction start August 2006
Construction end July 2010[1]
Construction cost 590 crore
Opened September 8, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-09-08)
Replaces Hazrat Shah Amanat Bridge
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Location map

Shah Amanat Bridge, the third constructed across the Karnaphuli River in Bangladesh, is the first major cable-stayed bridge in the country.[2] It connects the southern parts of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, and the hill district Bandarban.[3][4]

Construction history[edit]

Construction of the bridge started in August, 2006 and it was officially opened on September 8, 2010.[2] 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.[2] 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.



  1. ^ D. Astin. "Design of the Third Karnaphuli Bridge" (PDF). iabse. Retrieved August 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Shah Amanat Bridge". Rendel Ltd. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bus set on fire in Chittagong ahead of JCD shutdown". Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Unplanned development' brings no real change in Ctg Port city | Business News 24 BD". Retrieved 2017-04-03. 

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