The fourth span of the long-awaited Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 40 and 41 at 7am today (Sunday).
The installation of the fourth span increased the completed length of the bridge to 600 metres.
The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed atop pillars no 37 and 38 at the Janjira point of Shariatpur on October 7 last year. The second span was installed on pillars 38 and 39 on January 23.
This was followed by installation of the 3rd span on Pillars 39 and 40 on March 11.
The bridge, which will connect the country’s southern region to the capital, will hugely boost communications and trade and economic activities.
The 6.15-km bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 meters long.
According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.