37th span installed; 5550m now visible
Published: 03:15 PM, 12 November 2020 Updated: 06:40 PM, 12 November 2020
Padma Bridge; Photo: Collected
The 37th span of the Padma Bridge has been installed, as a result, 5.5km of the bridge is now visible.
The ‘2-C’ span was placed on the 9th and 10th pillars of the bridge at the end of Mawa point in Louhjong upazila of Munshiganj around 2:45 pm on Thursday.
Confirming the matter, Padma Bridge engineer Md. Humayun Kabir said the span was taken to the pillar from Mawa Construction Yard on Thursday morning as the weather was favorable. “As there was no technical complication, the span was placed on the pillar at around 2:45 pm,” he added.
Earlier, on November 6, the 36th span was installed, as a result, 5,400 meters was visible. The 35th span sat on 31 October.
Padma Bridge Executive Engineer (Main Bridge) Dewan Md. Abdul Quader said, “After placing the 36th span of Padma Bridge, we hope to be able to install the remaining four spans by December 10.”
Construction of the Padma Bridge began in December 2014. China Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited (MBEC), a Chinese contractor, is working on the main bridge, and Sinohydro Corporation, another contractor, is working on river management.
Abdul Momen Group Limited of Bangladesh has constructed two connecting roads and infrastructure. The main shape of this multipurpose bridge will be two storeys, which are being made of concrete and steel.