3.15km of Padma Bridge visible as 21st span installed

Shariatpur and Munshiganj Correspondents
Published : 16:34, Jan 14, 2020 | Updated : 16:36, Jan 14, 2020

The 21st span of the Padma Bridge has been installed on Tuesday (Jan 14).The 21st span of the much-awaited Padma Bridge has been installed on Tuesday (Jan 14).
With this installation, 3.15-km of the mega structure has now been visible.
The 21st span among the total 41 was placed between the 32nd and the 33rd pillars at the Jajira point of the bridge around 3pm, said Humayun Kabir, an assistant engineer of the Padma Bridge Project.
Earlier, the Span 3-F (20th span) was installed on pillars 18-19 to complete 3km of the bridge on December 31.
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 Oct 30, 2017.
The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have 41 spans, each 150 metres long.
In October last year, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the construction of the Padma Bridge will be completed by June 2021.