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Training torrents Dramatic floods in September which again devastated Bangladesh underline the huge engineering challenges faced during the construction of the Jamuna Bridge.

June's official opening of the 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 over 65,000m3/s during the flood season. Sediment loads are the second highest in the world.

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