MUNSHIGANJ: The 22nd span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed on the 5th and the 6th pillars at the Mawa point in the district on Thursday (Jan 23).
According to engineers, the 1-E span was installed around 11:30 am and with this, 3300 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: 1153 HRS, JAN 23, 2020