Alexa 18th span of Padma Bridge to be installed tomorrow

Dhaka, Sunday   26 January 2020

Akash

18th span of Padma Bridge to be installed tomorrow

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:53 PM, 10 December 2019  

File Photo

File Photo

The 18th span of the 6.15-kilometer-long Padma Bridge would be installed on the 18th and the 19th pillars at Mawa point in the district tomorrow morning.

All preparations have been completed to install the span 3-E on the 18th and the 19th pillars at the Mawa point from 10 am to 11 am tomorrow, said Humayun Kabir, an engineer of Padma Multipurpose Bridge.

He said with the installation of the 18th span at Mawa point, 2,700 metres of the main structure of this mega bridge will become visible.

Construction work of 33 pillars out of 42 has been completed while construction work of the much talked 7th pillar will end by this month.

Construction work of the 6th and 30th pillars would be completed by December 10 next while remaining pillars no 8, 10, 11, 26, 27 and 29 would be built by March, 2020.

According to the project details, the construction of the 6.15 kilometre long Padma Bridge is going on in full swing with the target to complete it as soon as possible.

On October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.

The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017.

DailyBangladesh/SA