Padma Bridge: Installation work of 2nd span begins

The installation work of second span (superstructure) of the Padma Bridge began at the Jajira point in Shariatpur this morning.

The 3,600-ton span will be placed between pear-38 and pear-39, said engineers of the bridge, adding that this is the second among the 41 spans to be installed for the 6.15km bridge.

However, there is no formal function over placing the span, reports our Munshiganj correspondent quoting the project engineers.

No media men were allowed to enter there.

The first span of the bridge was installed on September 30 last year.

The construction work of the long-cherished Padma Bridge started in December in 2015. It is expected to be completed by December next year.

The bridge, which will connect the country’s southern region to the capital, will hugely boost communications and trade and economic activities.

The rail network linking the bridge with the capital through Mawa will not be completed if the bridge opens to traffic next year.

The government is building the bridge with its own fund as lending agencies cancelled loans over a graft allegation.

Star Online

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