Pakshi Hardinge Bridge, a bridge built on Padma river between Bukherama upazila of Paksee and Kushtia in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna. The then Viceroy Lord Hardinge inaugurated it on March 4, 1915. According to his name, the bridge was named after Hardinge Bridge. The British government had planned to construct a railway bridge on Padma river in 1889, 126 years ago, to increase the spread of railway communication in the Indian sub-continent. In order to facilitate the movement of Darjeeling and eastern India of Assam, the border between the Kushtia and Pabna districts of present-day Bangladesh has begun the process of constructing a bridge on Padma.
Pakshi Harding Bridge’s reputation built by the British government carries a huge identity. There is a lot more than the Hardinge Bridge in the present world. But for some reasons the bridge is notoriously famous. The first reason is that the foundation of this bridge is 160 feet or below 192 MSL soil from the lowest water depth. Among them, the wells of 15th pillar have been established, below the water level of 1, 59, 60 feet below and the highest limit is 1,90. 60 feet, which means that the average height of the ocean is 1,440 feet below. At that time, this was the basis of Gavrimatam in this kind of foundation of the world. For being brilliant and beautiful, British In Chief Engineer Robert William Gayles was awarded the title of Sir for his success.
Next to the Hardinge Bridge, the country’s second largest Lalon Shah Bridge and the lovely beauty of the Padma on the two sides of the Padma bring new levels to entertainment lovers. Resort, Picnic Spot, has already been built around Hardinge Bridge’s natural beauty.
Way to go
On either the railway or the road from anywhere in Bangladesh, go to Ishwardi railway station or bus terminals and go to Rikma / Tempune. However, the bridge is adjacent to the Pakshi railway station.
Where to stay
Hotel Expatriate Inter-National, Rupkatha Road, Pabna 6600, Bangladesh. Phone: +88 01749148685
Hotel Park (have air-conditioned rooms), Abdul Hamid Road. Phone: 0731-64096
Hotel Shilton, Abdul Hamid Road, Pabna Phone: 0731-60060171-433249
Chaynir Hotel, Rupkotha Road, Pabna Phone: 0731-66100, 65390
Prime guest house (there is a parking system, air-conditioned rooms are available), Abdul Hamid Road, Pabna. Phone: 0731-65701, 0731-66901
Midnight Moon Chinese restaurant (residential hotel, car parking, air-conditioned rooms), Abdul Hamid Road, Pabna Phone: 0731-65787
Hotel and Chinese restaurants (there are air-conditioned rooms), Romantic Road, Pabna. Phone: 0731-640299,0731-65861
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