The tenth span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed at Mawa point in Munshiganj district on Wednesday.
A 150-meter long span has been installed between 13th and 14th pillar at 12.30 pm, making 1,500-meter of the main structure of this mega bridge visible at Mawa point.Project Director of Padma Multipurpose Bridge M Shafiqul Islam said that with the installation of 10th span, a total of 1,500 meters of the bridge became visible.
According to project details, on October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.
The national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will be reduced every year after completion of the bridge to be built with an estimated cost of Taka 30,193.39 crore.
The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. The second span was installed four months later on January 28, 2018 while the third one was placed on March 11, after one and a half months.
According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars to complete the bridge.