Padma Bridge’s 18th span installed

Around 2,700 metres of Padma Bridge became visible after the installation of the 18th span at Majher Char in Jajira upazila of Shariatpur on Wednesday.The 3,140-ton 3-E span was installed around 1:03pm, said Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir.
It was brought by Tian-E crane near pillar no 17-18 at Jajira point from Mawa construction yard-1 at noon.
Earlier, on November 26, the 17th span of the bridge was installed, making 2.55 km of the bridge visible. The construction of railway and road over the bridge is going on in full swing.
Work on the country’s largest bridge till date started in December 2015. The structure started becoming visible with the installation of 150-metre span on pillars 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017.
The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have 41 spans, each 150 metres long.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on October 17 said the construction work on the Padma Bridge will be completed by June, 2021, reports UNb from Munshiganj.