Bangladesh’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations, stands over the Padma River. Photo: AP
Bangladesh’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations, stands over the Padma River. Photo: AP
Bangladesh

Chinese engineering firm builds Bangladesh longest bridge - but paid for by nation

  • The 4 mile bridge spanning the Padma River took 8 years to build amid corruption allegations and cost the country around US$3.6 billion
  • The China Major Bridge Engineering Company Ltd built the structure, said to later feature a rail network connecting to Belt and Road projects

Bangladesh’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations, stands over the Padma River. Photo: AP
Bangladesh’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations, stands over the Padma River. Photo: AP
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