Padma Bridge: 38th span installed; 5.7km now visible
Published: 03:38 PM, 21 November 2020 Updated: 03:51 PM, 21 November 2020
Padma Bridge’s 38th ‘1-A’ span installed on Saturday afternoon; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
The 38th ‘1-A’ span of the Padma Bridge has placed on the pillars 1 and 2 at the Mawa end in Munshiganj on Saturday afternoon, as a result, 5700 meters or 5.7 km of the bridge is now visible.
Confirming the matter, Padma Bridge engineer Md. Humayun Kabir said the span was taken to the pillars from Mawa Construction Yard around 9:00 am on Saturday. “The span was placed as there are no technical complications,” he added.
Earlier, on November 12, the 37th span of the Padma Bridge has been installed, with this, 5.5km of the bridge was visible. Now only three spans have remained.
There are plans to install the 39th ‘2-D’ span on pillars 10 and 11 on 23 November, 40th ‘2-E’ on pillars 11 and 12 on 2 December and 41st ‘2-F’ on pillars 12 and 12 on 10 December.
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.
The multi-purpose Padma Bridge is expected to be inaugurated in 2021.