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PM Hasina opens Payra Bridge to traffic

  • Published at 01:24 pm October 24th, 2021
Payra Bridge
Photo shows an aerial view of the Payra Bridge. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the bridge built over the Payra River on Sunday, October 24, 2021 PID

The bridge has a ‘bridge health monitor’ system which will send signals of natural disasters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited bridge constructed over the Payra River in Lebukhali area on the Patuakhali-Barishal highway for traffic movement, paving the way for travelling to Patuakhali from Barisal without ferry. 

The premier opened the Payra Bridge from her official residence Ganabhaban through a video-conference.

Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina claps as she opens the Payra Bridge to traffic from Ganabhaban via videoconferencing on Sunday, October 24, 2021 PID

The bridge has a "bridge health monitor" system, which has been installed for the first time in a bridge in the country.

The system will send signals of natural disasters, including thunderstorms and earthquakes or any damage, said officials familiar with the process.

They said that both sides of the 1,470m long and 19.6m wide bridge will be connected by cables, while it is 18.30m high from the water level to ease movement of ships coming from and to Payra port.

Besides, seven kilometer approach roads have been constructed on both sides of the bridge.

In the construction of the bridge, a single pillar has been used in the middle of the river which is expected not to disrupt the normal water flow of the river.

With the opening of Payra Bridge, direct road communication will be established between Dhaka and Kuakata after completion of the construction of the Padma Bridge.

The government approved the bridge construction project in May, 2012, while the prime minister laid the foundation stone of Payra Bridge on March 13, 2013.

The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development and the OPEC Fund for International Development have jointly financed the construction of the bridge by Chinese firm Longjian Road and Bridge Construction Bridge.

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