MUNSHIGANJ: The 18th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed on the 17th and the 18th pillars at Mawa point in the district on Wednesday (Dec 11).
According to concerned officials, with the installation of the span 3-E at Mawa point, 2,700 metres of the main structure of this 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 on October 17 said the construction work on the Padma Bridge will be completed by June of 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: 1457 HRS, DEC 11, 2019