Padma Bridge is well known as পদ্মা সেতু. The Bridge is now construction. It has started from Mawa point and will end at to Shariatpur and Madaripur. Padma Bridge is a proposed multi purpose bridge in Bangladesh. Its construction started on 7th December 2014. The project will end in 2018.
About Padma Bridge
It will be the biggest bridge in Bangladesh. The length of the bridge will be 6,150 meters. Its width will be 18.10 meters. Padma Bridge will have roads for both motor vehicles and railway. The entire work has been divided into two parts. They are- the main bridge and river work. Sinohydro Corporation Limited, China will conduct the water treatment work. On the other hand, China Major Bridge Engineering Co. will conduct the construction of the main bridge. JICA, ADB, and WB will finance the construction of the bridge. Moreover, It may cost USD $3 billion to construct the bridge.
Nearby Tourist Spots
You may visit Idrakpur Fort, Burir Hat Mosque, Padma Resort, Aliapur Neelkuthi, Home of Poet Kiron Chandra, and Khalia Shanti Kendra.
How to Go
The bridge is 74.5 km away from the Shahjalal International Airport. Therefore, you will need 5 hours to reach the site. From Saidabad station, the distance is 55 km. It will take 4 hours to reach the site from Saidabad station. The site is 70 km away from Gabtoli bus terminal. Hence, it may take about 5 hours to reach the site.
Hotel and Accommodation
The Padma bridge will cover Lohajang, Munshiganj to Shariatpur, and Madaripur. You will get many hotels in these areas to say. You may choose Padma Resort in Shariatpur or Hotel Sarbik International in Madaripur. The Mawa Resort in Munshiganj is stunning. They are cheap. You will get all kinds of food there.
In conclusion, Padma Bridge will play a crucial role in the development of the economy of our country. So, I hope the above information will help you to visit the site the next time.