Only two more spans remained unfinished to give completion of much anticipated Padma bridge. The 5,850 meter of the Padma Bridge are now visible with the installation of its 39th span on Friday. The ‘2-D’ span was installed on Piers 10 and 11 at the Mawa-end in Munshiganj.
Construction works on the long-cherished Padma Bridge Project began in December, 2015. The first span (superstructure) of the bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. The Padma Bridge is the biggest infrastructure since the independence of Bangladesh, which was initiated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The construction of the main bridge is being made by China Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC), a Chinese contractor Company, and the river management is being done by Sino Hydro Corporation of China.
The 6.15 km long bridge will have two segments over which will have road and railways.