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Another span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge installed

Xinhua

08:30, June 11, 2020

A span is installed on pillars of the Padma Bridge in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 10, 2020. China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) on Wednesday installed another span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge. The 3,140-ton, 150-meter long span was placed on the pillars 25 and 26 of the 6.15-km bridge. (Photo: Xinhua)

DHAKA, June 10 (Xinhua) -- China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) on Wednesday installed another span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge.

Dewan Md Abdul Kader, manager of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project from the Bangladeshi government's Bangladesh Bridge Authority, told Xinhua that the 3,140-ton span was placed on the pillars 25 and 26 of the bridge on Wednesday at about 4:00 p.m. local time.

With the installation of the 150-meter long span, the 31st among the 41 spans, he said about 4,650 meters of the bridge is now visible.

Bangladeshi government officials, among others, witnessed the installation process of the span at the construction site of the 6.15-km bridge.

Kader said the construction of the Padma Bridge is going on in full swing despite COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

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. 

A span is installed on pillars of the Padma Bridge in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 10, 2020. China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) on Wednesday installed another span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge. The 3,140-ton, 150-meter long span was placed on the pillars 25 and 26 of the 6.15-km bridge. 

A span is installed on pillars of the Padma Bridge in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 10, 2020. China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) on Wednesday installed another span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge. The 3,140-ton, 150-meter long span was placed on the pillars 25 and 26 of the 6.15-km bridge.

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