Rendel Managing Director speaks at Bangladesh Conference
Managing Director of Rendel, Vardy Jones, was a keynote speaker at the IABSE-JSCE Joint Conference on “Advances in Bridge Engineering-III” held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 21-22 August 2015.
Vardy’s paper, co-authored with Dick Tappin a specialist consultant for Rendel, and Tim (IA) Khan, is titled “Hardinge bridge to Padma bridge – 100 years of major river crossings in Bangladesh”. The paper covers the history of the important Hardinge Bridge, other bridges crossing the Teesta, Meghna and Jamuna Rivers and the new Padma Bridge..
Vardy presented the history of the Hardinge Bridge over its 100 year history, which has included movement of the River Ganges (Padma) and associated river training work; war damage and reconstruction; change of use; upgrade; and maintenance. He also described the background to the Multipurpose Crossing of the Jamuna River and the Aricha Nagabari Power Interconnector. A description of key aspects and constraining factors for the Padma Bridge itself is presented. Finally reference is made to the Shah Amanat Crossing of the Karnaphuli River, the first major cable supported bridge in Bangladesh.