Padma Bridge’s 32nd span to be installed today...

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Padma Bridge’s 32nd span to be installed today

 Munshiganj Correspondent

 Published: 09:38 AM, 10 October 2020  



The 32nd span of the 6.15-kilometer-long Padma Bridge would be installed on the 4th and 5th pillars at Mawa end of Louhjong Upazila of Munshiganj on Saturday morning. With the installation of the pillar, 4,800 meters of the bridge will be visible

Padma Multipurpose Bridge Executive Engineers confirmed the news today.  This span will install 4 months after the installation of the 31st span.

Engineers said that if the weather remains favorable, the floating crane will depart on Saturday morning with the 32nd span named ‘1-D’. The concerned engineers will then install the span on the designated pillar. 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.