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Binding Jamuna's braids Before the Jamuna river could be bridged it had to be trained to stay in one channel.

Next week's official opening of Bangladesh's Jamuna bridge marks the end of one of the last great civil engineering challenges of the century. The obstacles were formidable. The Jamuna (better known under its Indian name of Brahmaputra) is the world's fourth largest river in terms of flow, reaching 65,000m3/sec or more during the flood season. Sediment loads are the second highest in the world.

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