Padma Bridge: Installation of 11th span Tuesday
Published : Monday, 22 April, 2019 at 7:14 PM Count : 282
Eleventh span of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge will be installed on Tuesday morning, with this a total of 1,650 metres of the bridge main structure would be visible.
Concerned crane left Mawa point with the span at 10:00am today for the installation on selected pillars.
“A 150-metre long ‘6-C’ span will be installed on the 33rd and the 34th pillars,” said an engineer familiar with the process, reports BSS.
Earlier, Project Director of Padma Multipurpose Bridge M Shafiqul Islam said that with the installation of 11th span, a total of 1,650 metres of the bridge became visible.
Besides, another span is scheduled to be installed this month at Jajira point. A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars of the bridge, he said.
According to the project details, the construction of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge is going on in full swing with target to complete it as soon as possible.
On October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of the Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.
The national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will decrease every year after being completed the construction work of the bridge with an estimated cost of Taka 30,193.39 crore.
The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. The second span was installed four months later on January 28, 2018 while the third one was placed on March 11, after one and a half months.