Dhaka – Nearly two kilometers of the under-construction Padma Bridge has now been visible after yet another span of the Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project was installed on Saturday.
The 13th span of the 6.1-kilometer long planned bridge was installed at the Mawa point of the river Padma in the morning, said Humayun Kabir, an engineer at the construction site.
After the installation of the span, 1,950 meter of the bridge has been visible, he added.
A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars of the bridge, Kabir said.
The construction of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge is going on in full swing with target to complete it as soon as possible.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of the Bridge’s toll plaza on October 14, 2018.
The construction of the double-decked steel structure bridge having railway provision began in December 2015, and the first span was installed on September 30, 2017.
The bridge will connect the southern part of the country with the capital once its construction is completed by 2020.
The national economy is expected to grow by 1.2 percent, while 0.84 percent poverty will decrease every year after the bridge’s construction is completed. The cost for construction of the bridge is estimated at 30,193.39 crore taka.