Padma Bridge gets 18th span

2.7 km of the bridge now visible

Published: December 11, 2019 13:45:34 | Updated: December 11, 2019 16:32:49

The 18th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed on Wednesday afternoon, making some 2.7 km of the bridge out of 6.15-km visible.

The 150-metre 3-E span was successfully installed on pillar no 17-18 at Jajira point.

Earlier in the morning, the span was brought there from Mawa construction yard-1 through the floated Tian-E crane.

On November 26 last, the 17th span of the bridge was installed, making 2.55 km of the bridge visible.

The construction work of railway and road over the bridge is also going on in full swing, reports UNB.

Work on the country’s largest bridge till date started in December 2015. The structure started becoming visible with the installation of 150-metre span on pillars 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017.

The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have 41 spans, each 150 metres long. 

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on October 17 said the construction work on the Padma Bridge will be completed by June, 2021.

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