Padma Bridge’s 32nd span installation delaying for river currents
Published: 02:29 PM, 10 October 2020
Under construction of Padma Bridge; File Photo
The installation of the 32nd span ‘1-D’ of the Padma Bridge is being delayed due to the increase in the river current and the problem of anchoring. The span-carrying crane was scheduled to leave Mawa Construction Yard around 9:30 am on Saturday.
However, due to this problem, it was seen staying in the same place until 11:20 am, but the engineers are optimistic that the span will be installed today.
If the span is placed on the 4th and 5th pillars of the Mawa side, 4,800 meters of the bridge will be visible.
“The span likely to install in the afternoon,” an engineer informed.
Earlier, the 31st span of Padma Bridge was installed on June 10 this year.
The engineer further said that 870 out of 2,917 roadway slabs, 1,400 out of 2,959 rail slabs and 195 out of 438 viaduct girders have been installed. Out of 41 spans of the main bridge, 31 have been installed.
The remaining 10 spans are in the Mawa Construction Yard. All of which have been completed. It is expected that it will be possible to install all the spans by December.
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 a 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent of poverty will be reduced every year after completion of the bridge to be built with an estimated cost of Tk 30,193.39 crore.
The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017.