18th span installed
Padma Bridge 2.7-km visible now
Published: 02:22 PM, 11 December 2019 Updated: 07:32 PM, 11 December 2019
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The 18th span ‘3-E ’of the Padma Bridge installed on Wednesday between the pillars 17 and 18. After the installation of the span, a total of 2700 meters or almost 2.7 km of the bridge became visible.
Earlier, the 150-meter length span departed by the floating crane ‘Tinai’ at around 9:30 am from the Mawa Construction Yard-1 for the pillars 17 and 18.
Confirming the installing of the 18th span within 15 days of placing the 17th span, Humayun Kabir, Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge, said that the floating crane ‘Tinai’ reached the pillar with the span ‘3-E ’ at around 10:30 am. Then the concerned engineers started the work of installing.
“After a long 2.5-hour effort, the engineers completed the installation of the span at around 1:00 pm,” he added.
It was learned that all the challenging tasks of the bridge completed. Out of the 33 spans that came into the country, 17 were installed. There are five spans ready and remaining are 11 spans.
In the meantime, two spans were installed in just one week. In December, a total of three spans placement schedules including 4-C and 3-F. Other works, including roadway slabs and railway slabs of the bridge, are also under schedule.
According to the project details, the construction of the 6.15 kilometer long Padma Bridge is going on in full swing with the target to complete it as soon as possible.
China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Company Limited, a Chinese contractor, is working to construct the main bridge.
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.
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