MUNSHIGANJ: The 21st span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed on the 32nd and the 33rd pillars at the Jajira point in the district on Tuesday (Jan 14).
According to engineers, the 6-B span was installed around 3:00 pm and with this 3150 meters of the main structure of the mega bridge has become visible.
A total of 41 spans (superstructure) will be installed on the 42 pillars to construct the 6.15-km-long two-storied Padma Bridge.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader earlier said all the spans of the Padma Bridge will be installed by July 2020. He also said the bridge will be opened to traffic by 2021.
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.
BDST: 1635 HRS, JAN 14, 2020