Jamuna is one of the three main rivers of Bangladesh. It separated the northern part of the country from the rest of Bangladesh. Thus there was a communication gaps which existed with all its disadvantages.
To bridge the gap, a decision was taken for construction of a bridge in 1966. And this dream and decision has now become a thing of reality .
The actual Physical Work of the bridge began on October 16,1994. It took 889 days to complete the bridge. During this period 18 lakh laboures worked hard day and night to complete the bridge. More than two thousand foreigners including engineers, technicians, supervisitors and labourers worked. They were from U.S.A, U.K. , Holland, Germany , France, Italy, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Sree Lanka.
The desired bridge whose length is 4.8 Kilometres and whose breadth is 18.5 metres has opened a new chapter in the economy of our national life. The bridge has paved the way for easy communication between the two parts of the same land. The products, mainly agricultural and other items of raw food now find easy way for marketing. The importance of this bridge is so high that it beggers description.
The construction of Bangabandhu Bridge has ushered is a new era in the transport and communication systems of Bangladesh. It has paved the way for harmonious development of agriculture, industry, electricity, forest and natural wealth in both the regions.
The Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge has added a new dimension in the national, social and economic life of the people.