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Padma Bridge: 38th span installed to make 5.7km visible

21 Nov 2020 18:00, Somoy English Desk
Padma Bridge: 38th span installed to make 5.7km visible
Padma Bridge: 38th span installed to make 5.7km visible

A total of 5,700 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge have become visible with the installation of the 38th span at the Mawa side in Munshiganj district on Saturday.

The span was installed on 1 and 2 pillars of the mega structure at noon.

Earlier, the 37th span was installed on pillars 9 and 10 on November 12 last.

Out of total 41 spans, only three spans are left to be installed at the Mawa side to make the whole 6.15-km bridge visible.

Meanwhile, the 39th span is scheduled to be put in place on pillars 10 and 11 on November 23, 40th one on pillars 11 and 12 on December 2 and the last span will be installed on pillars 12 and 13 on December 10.

All the spans at the Zanjira side have already been installed.

The bridge is supposed to open to traffic by 2021.

Once in operation, the 6.15-km two-storey Padma Bridge, Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project till date, will connect 21 southern districts with the capital, boosting the country’s GDP by 1.2 percent.

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