Yes I reported this some years ago, when they were using the MENCK piling hammers. Those were custom made in Germany, brought here by AN-124 (Dhaka Airport) and then transported to site via road. They were unprecedented in size and strength. I posted the video in the economic development thread I think (sticky).According to this guy, it was very hard to put a single pillar because of the riverbed which was not strong enough to bear the weight of the pillars ,so they had to dig deeper. Almost 40 stories deep.
Padma Bridge was a massive engineering challenge for sure. I am sure they will have these features for Padma Bridge presented in studies in civil engineering magazines for years to come.
They kept the MENCK HAMMER and might use it to drive piles for the Independence tower, which will also need deep piles, but probably not as deep as the bridge footings for Padma Bridge.
On a similar note, the tunnel borer being used for the Karnaphuli River tunnel is probably one of the world's largest as well. I hope they can use it for the upcoming Metro line 1 project to bore the underground tunnels.
Bangladesh had Google Earth GPS Map implemented way before anyone in the subcontinent, even India. The TESLA self-drive feature uses Google GPS.Do you think the self drive would work in bd at all?
But you have rickshaws and autos darting in and out of traffic. Maybe only the main thoroughfares, where these slow things are not present.
Honestly - I think you have a point though, too risky.
Bangladesh has mostly bad uneducated drivers on the roads (same in most of South Asia). We have to tackle that first.