Lalon Shah Setu is built near Ishwardi Hardinge Bridge on the Padma River. The bridge is 1.8 kilometres long and 18.10 metres wide. In 2003, work on building the bridge began. It is being built by a Chinese company called Major Bridge Engineering Bureau. There are four lanes on the bridge as a whole. There are 17 spans all together. On May 18, 2004, the bridge was opened to everyone. Because the bridge was built, it is now easier for people in the districts of Kushtia, Meherpur, and Jhenaidah to talk to each other.
The Lalonshah Bridge in North Bengal, Bangladesh, is the second largest road bridge. It is next to the Pakshi Hardinge Bridge in the Pabna district’s Ishwardi Upazila. On January 13, 2001, the foundation stone was laid by the Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. On May 17, 2004, the bridge was finally done being built. On May 18, 2004, vehicles began to move.
Begum Khaleda Zia, who used to be the Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, opened the way for cars to move. The bridge is 1786 metres long, 18.10 metres wide, and has 17 pillars or poles. It is 109.50 metres from one pole to the other. On both sides of the bridge, though, the two poles are set up next to each other. There are 71.75 metres between them. The road that leads to the bridge is 16 km long. On the west side of the bridge, from Bheramara to Kushtia is 6 km, and on the east side, from Pakshi to Ishwardi is 6 km. There are two lines that make up the bridge. In the middle of the bridge, there is a wall. With the building of the Lalonshah bridge over the Padma river, it is now faster and easier to get from the southern part of Bangladesh to the northern and western parts.
How to get there:
You can take a train or drive to the Ishwardi/Pakshi railway station or bus terminal from anywhere in Bangladesh.
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