13th span on Padma Bridge installed

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Munshiganj, May 25: Nearly two kilometres of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge has become visible with the installation of the 13th span.

The 150-metre long span was installed between 14 and 15 number pillars of the bridge in Munshiganj’s Mawa point on Saturday around 9:55 am.

A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars to complete the bridge.

According to the project details, the construction of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge is going on in full swing with the target to complete it as soon as possible.

On October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.

According to experts, the national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will be reduced every year after completion of the bridge with an estimated cost of Taka 30,193.39 crore.

The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. The second span was installed four months later on January 28, 2018 while the third one was placed on March 11, after one and a half months.