Morphological Studies of the Padma River

With the intention of connecting the south-west of the country to the northern and eastern regions, the government intends to build the Padma Bridge, which after completion is expected to become the largest bridge of the country. The morphological studies of the Padma river was carried out by CEGIS for the detailed design of the Bridge. It studied the evolution processes of the river in the last two centuries and predicted its development for several decades in the future. It also assessed the effects of climate change on the morphological processes of the river and the impact of other natural processes and human interventions upstream. The probable critical maximum depth of embayment between successive protective structures was assessed based on the history of channel development. The impacts of the bridge and the associated structures on the river morphology were also assessed.