also: Karnaphuli 3rd Bridge
Karnaphuli Bridge is the very bridge across on the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is 950-metre long and 24.47-metre wide bridge and it connect Cox's Bazar, Bandarban and southern upazilas of Chittagong for boosting up economic activities in the areas. Construction of the bridge started in August 2006 and open on September 8, 2012 with the financial assistance of Tk 372 crore provided by Kuwait Fund as soft loan was scheduled to be completed in September, 2009.
Alongside four lanes for vehicles, the bridge has two 1.5-m lanes for movement of 'manual transports' like rickshaws, push carts and vans. There is also a 1.5-m walkway on each side of the bridge.
The 3rd bridge on the river Karnaphuli was a long felt demand since the century-old Kalurghat rail-road bridge and renovated Shah Amanat Bridge could hardly cope with the flow of vehicular traffic to maintain road communications with the South Chittagong division.