Padma Bridge’s 27th span installed, 4,050 meters visible
Published: 10:49 AM, 28 March 2020 Updated: 03:53 PM, 28 March 2020
Despite coronavirus fear, the construction work of Padma Multipurpose Bridge is going on. The 27th span of the much-awaited bridge was installed at the Zazira point in Shariatpur on Saturday.
After installing the 150-meter long span, 4,050 meters out of total 6.15kms of the main structure of the bridge is now visible. The span was installed on the pillar no 27 and 28 at the Zazira point around 9:20 am today.
Earlier on March 10, 26th span of the bridge was installed.
Md Humayun Kabir, Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project, said that the span was brought near the pillars by ‘Tian-E’ crane at Zazira point on Friday morning from Munshiganj’s Kumarbhog Construction Yard.
Later on Saturday at 7:00 am, the engineers, officials and staffs concerned started their work to install the span on pillars.
With the installation of the span today, a total of 27 spans out of 41 are placed in phases. With today’s development, the construction work of just 2.1km out of the total 6.15km bridge is left.
The authorities have planned to install three spans every month and all of 41 spans will be installed by July 2020. Along with the spans installation, construction work of roadway slabs and railway slabs is also progressing simultaneously.
The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. On October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.
According to experts, the national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will decrease every year after completion of the bridge with an estimated cost of Tk 30,193.39
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