MNA National Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the Padma Bridge is now a visible reality as the first span (superstructure) of the bridge has been placed on pillars on Saturday morning.
The 150-metre long span was installed on the pillars No 37 and 38 in two hours starting from 8:00am.
“With the installation of the first span, the Padma Bridge is now a visible reality, removing all the uncertainties,” said the minister, who was present on the occasion of installing the span.
The long-cherished Padma Bride has moved one step forward through this span installation, he added.
Munshiganj-2 constituency MP Shagufta Yasmin Emily, Bridges Division secretary Anwarul Islam, Padma Bridge Project Director Shafiqul Islam, engineers concerned, representatives from China Major Bridge were, among others, present.
The second span will be installed on pillars No. 38 and 39 at the end of October, he said, adding that the construction work on pillar No. 39 will end soon.
It is expected that the mega construction will be completed by December next year. The 6.15-km bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 meters long.