BRI NEWS 27th span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge installed

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27th span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge installed

Xinhua

13:39, March 31, 2020

Photo taken on March 28, 2020 shows the construction site of the Padma Bridge on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The construction of Bangladesh"s largest Padma Bridge is still underway in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, with the 27th span of the bridge installed on Saturday. (Photo: Xinhua)

The construction of Bangladesh"s largest Padma Bridge is still underway in spite of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, with the 27th span of the bridge installed on Saturday.

The 3,140-ton span was placed on the pillars 27 and 28 of the bridge on Saturday morning.

With the installation of the 150-meter long span, the 27th span among the 41 ones has been installed on the 6.15-km bridge and 4,050 meters of the bridge is now visible.

In June 2014, the Bangladeshi government awarded China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd a contract to build the core structure of the Padma Bridge project.

In December 2015, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the main works of Padma Bridge project, the biggest of its kind in the country.

Apart from connecting nearly 30 million people in Bangladesh"s southwest region to the rest of the country, the bridge will enhance regional trade and collaboration along the Asian highway No. 1 and the Trans-Asian railway network.

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