Coordinates23.4443°N 90.2610°ECarriesMotor vehicles, RailwayOfficial namePadma Multipurpose BridgeOwnerBangladesh Bridge AuthorityWebsitewww.padmabridge.gov.bdNext upstreamLalon Shah Bridge CharacteristicsDesignTruss bridgeTotal length6.241 km (20,470 ft)Width18.18 meters(59.6 feet)Height120 meters (394 feet)Water depth122 m (400 ft)No. of spans41Load limit10,000 tonnesNo. of lanes4HistoryDesignerAECOMConstructed byChina Major Bridge Engineering Co. Ltd.Construction startNovember 26, 2014Construction end23 June 2022Construction cost৳30193.39 crore (US$3.6 billion) (2018 estimates)Opened26 June 2022Inaugurated25 June 2022StatisticsTollYesLocationWikimedia | © OpenStreetMap
Considered to be the most challenging construction project in the history of Bangladesh, the steel truss bridge carries a four-lane highway on the upper level and a single track railway on a lower level. The bridge consists of 41 sections, each 150.12 m (492.5 ft) long and 22.5 m (74 ft) wide, with a total length of 6.241 km (3.878 mi). It is the longest bridge in Bangladesh, the longest bridge over the river Ganges by both span and total length, and features the highest pile depth of any bridge in the world at 120 m (390 ft).