The last span of the Padma Bridge, the biggest of its kind in Bangladesh, was installed on Thursday, marking the completion of the bridge's 6.15-km main structure above the water. Engineers and workers of China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) successfully put the 3,376-tonne span in place, on pillars 12 and 13, in presence of Bangladeshi and Chinese officials. The Padma Bridge is designed to have 41 spans, with each span being 150 meters long. The first span was installed in September 2017. The 25-m-wide and 10-km-long bridge stretches across the Padma river, one of the three major rivers in Bangladesh. The bridge is expected to help enhance regional trade and collaboration along the Asian highway No. 1 and the Trans-Asian railway network.