When it comes to high achievement, it is almost always fuelled by high expectations. Going by that thinking, the much-awaited Padma bridge, whose inauguration takes place today, is gearing to be a high achiever when it comes to economic benefits.
Though the Padma Bridge project was supposed to end in four years, the contractors could not meet the deadline. It is also important to note that from engineering point of view, Padma Bridge is one of the most challenging projects in the world. We had to devise new construction techniques to cope with the unique geographical condition of the river.
Padma Bridge has conquered political, financial and construction challenges, according to Prof Dr M Shamim Z Bosunia, a specialist in structural and concrete design who has been involved with the Padma Multipurpose Bridge project since its early stage.