Padma Bridge’s 34th span installed, 5.1km now visible
Published: 11:33 AM, 25 October 2020 Updated: 04:00 PM, 25 October 2020
Padma Bridge; Photo: Collected
The 34th span of the Padma Multi Purpose Bridge has been installed on the pillars no. 7 and 8 on Sunday around 10:15 am at Mawa point, making the bridge visible 5.1 kilometers.
Padma Bridge Executive Engineer (Main Bridge) Dewan Md. Abdul Quader confirmed the information.
He said the Tian-E floating crane with a capacity of 3,600 tons reached the pillar with the span from the Steel Truss jetty from Mawa Construction Yard in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj on Saturday noon. “Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the span could not be installed on Saturday,” he added.
Earlier, the 33rd span was installed on October 19, surpassing the Jamuna Bridge (length 4.8 km) and making the bridge visible 4.95 km.
The Padma Bridge, one of the mega projects of the country, became visible on September 30, 2017, with the installation of the first span on Pillar No. 37-38 at the Jazira end.