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Keane Bridge

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Opened  1936
Width  5.4 m
Total length  351 m
Keane Bridge
Address  Dhaka - Sylhet Hwy, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Similar  Osmani Museum, Jaflong, Ratargul Swamp Forest, Madhabkunda waterfall, Museum of Rajas'

Bangladesh sylhet keane bridge


The Keane Bridge is a notable landmark of Sylhet city, Bangladesh. This bridge is called the gateway to Sylhet city.

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Keane bridge sylhet


Location

This bridge is located over the Surma River at the middle of Sylhet city which is 246 kilometres (153 mi) northeast of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

History

This bridge was built in 1936 and is named after Sir Michael Keane who was the English Governor of Assam from 1932 to 1937.

Structure

It is made of iron and steel and looks like a bow. The bridge is 1150 feet long and 18 feet breadth. About Taka 5.6 million was spent to build the bridge.

Damage and repair

During the Bangladesh Liberation War the bridge was blown off by dynamite by the Pakistan Army and damaged. It was repaired in 1977.

References

Keane Bridge Wikipedia


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