Lalon Shah Bridge

Lalon Shah Bridge (Bengali: লালন শাহ সেতু), locally known as Pakshey Bridge is a road bridge in Bangladesh over the river Padma, situated between Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna on the east, and Bheramara Upazila of Kushtia on the west. Named after early 19th-century mystic poet Lalon Shah of Chhewuriya, Kushtia District, the bridge was completed in 2004.

Lalon Shah Bridge
লালন শাহ সেতু
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Coordinates24°03′54″N 89°01′45″E / 24.065°N 89.029167°E / 24.065; 89.029167
CrossesPadma
LocalePabna and Kushtia
Characteristics
DesignBox girder bridge
MaterialPrestressed concrete
Total length1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Width18.10 m (59.4 ft)
History
DesignerRendel Palmer and Tritton [1]
Constructed byChina Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited[2]
Opened18 May 2004
Statistics
TollYes
Location

The bridge is 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) long [1] and is the third longest road bridge of the country, after the Padma Multipurpose Bridge and Bangabandhu Bridge.[citation needed] It is on the N704. It provides important road connection to Mongla port of Khulna District in the south from Rajshahi division and Rangpur division, the northern part of Bangladesh.[citation needed]

It is situated parallel to and south (downstream) of Hardinge Bridge.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lalon Shah Bridge". Structurae. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Lalon Shah Bridge". Heidelberg cement. Retrieved 15 August 2018.

Coordinates: 24°03′55″N 89°01′48″E / 24.0654°N 89.0300°E / 24.0654; 89.0300