Padma bridge: 18th span installed; 2,700 metres now visible | The Daily Star
02:18 PM, December 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:45 PM, December 11, 2019

Padma bridge: 18th span installed; 2,700 metres now visible

The 18th span of the 6.15-km Padma bridge was installed today.

With the installation, a total of 2,700 metres of the country’s largest structure is now visible, reports our Munshiganj correspondent.

The span was placed on the 17th and 18th pillars within the 15 days after the 17th span was installed.

The construction work of the long-cherished Padma Bridge started in December, 2015 and the first span (superstructure) among the 41 was installed on September 30, 2017.

The length of the steel structure double-deck Padma bridge is 6.15 kilometres. The trains will run through the lower deck while the road will be on the upper level of the bridge.

When the construction of the Padma bridge is completed, the capital will be directly connected with 21 southern districts through road and railways.

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