6th span of Bangladesh's Padma Bridge installed

China Major Bridge Engineering Company has installed the 6th span of Bangladesh's largest Padma Bridge.

The 3,140-ton span was placed on the pillars 36 and 37 of the bridge on Wednesday morning.

Bangladeshi government officials among others witnessed the installation process at a site of the bridge.

With the installation of the 150-meter long span, the 6th span among the 41 spans to be installed on the 6.15-km bridge, about 900 meters of the bridge is now visible.

In December 2015, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the main works of Padma Bridge project, the biggest of its kind for the country, by unveiling its foundation plaque.

In June 2014, the Bangladeshi government awarded China Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited a 1.55-billion-U.S.-dollar contract to build core structure of the Padma Bridge project.

Apart from connecting nearly 30 million people in Bangladesh's southwest region to the rest of the country, the bridge will enhance regional trade and collaboration along the Asian highway No. 1 and the Trans-Asian railway network.

Editor: 曹家宁
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