WORLD 5.5 km of Bangladesh's 6 km-long Padma Bridge completed


5.5 km of Bangladesh's 6 km-long Padma Bridge completed


21:53, November 12, 2020

Engineers of China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) Thursday successfully installed the 37th span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge.

A span is being installed on pillars of the Padma Bridge in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Oct. 19, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Dewan Abdul Quader, a senior Bangladeshi engineer of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project, told Xinhua Thursday night that the 3,140-ton span was placed between pier-9 and pier-10 at about 3:00 p.m. local time on Thursday.

With the installation of the 150-meter long span, Quader said the 37th span among the 41 spans had been installed on the 6.15-km bridge, making 5,550-meter of the bridge complete.

According to the official, two more spans are expected to be installed within this month, while the rest two will be installed by December.

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

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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