|Lalon Shah (Pakshey) Bridge|
|Lalon Shah (Pakshey) Bridge, the country’s second largest bridge, over the river Padma at Paksey-Bheramara point opened to traffic on 18 May 2004.|
The 1.8-km bridge was built parallel to the Hardinge Railway Bridge at a cost of Tk 1,065 crore, including Tk 245 crore from the government. Japan Bank for International Cooperation contributed rest of the money, which is refundable in 30 years.
The bridge open a new horizon in the communication sector, connecting the country’s southwestern and northwestern regions and making trade easier with India and Nepal through Mongla Port.
Major Bridge Engineering Bureau was awarded the tender for constructing the bridge and ScanCement was exclusively used. A total 65 thousand metric tones of cement was used for the construction work.