25th span of Padma Bridge installed

Sun Online Desk

21st February, 2020 03:31:57 printer

25th span of Padma Bridge installed

About 3,750 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge became visible after the installation of the 25th span on Friday.

The 5-e span was installed on pillar no 29 and 30 of the bridge around 2:58 pm in Shariatpur’s Zajira point, said Humayun Kabir, Deputy Assistant Engineer of the Padma Bridge Project.

Earlier, the 150-metre long span was brought near pillar no 29 and 30 by Tian-E crane in Shariatpur point from Maowa point at 9:00 am.

Already 24 spans out of 41 were installed in phases and the rest will be installed by July.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said all the spans of the Padma Bridge will be installed by July 2020.

He also said the bridge will be opened to traffic by 2021.

Once in operation, the Padma Bridge, Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project till date, will connect 21 southern districts with the capital and boost the GDP by 1 percent.