January 28, 2021, 2:28 pm
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5.4km of Padma Bridge visible after installation of 36th span

The 36th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Friday, bringing a total of over 5.4 kilometers of the structure into view.

The span number ‘1b’ was installed successfully between pillars 2 and 3 at Mawa end in Munshiganj around 9:42am, six days after the last one was set up, said Dewan Md Abdul Kader, project manager (main bridge).

Earlier, the 35th span of Padma Bridge was installed on October 31.

According to the Padma Bridge authorities, the 6.15km-long bridge with a total of 41 spans will become visible in December and the entire Padma Bridge will be seen by the beginning of 2021.

The Padma Bridge is the largest construction infrastructure since the independence of Bangladesh, which was initiated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The construction work began in December, 2014 with own fund.

The construction of the main bridge is being made by China Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC), a Chinese contractor Company, and the river management is being done by Sino Hydro Corporation of China.

The 6.15 km long bridge will have two segments over which road and railways will be set up.

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