11th span of Padma Bridge installed
The 11th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed at Jajira point in Shariatpur on Tuesday morning, with this a total of 1,650 metres of the bridge main structure is now visible.
Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir said the 3,140-ton ‘6-C’ span was installed around 9:20am on pillars 33 and 34.
It was brought by floating crane Tian-E from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Yard on Monday morning.
The 12th span is likely to be installed this month.
Earlier, the 10th span was installed on April 10.
The works of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150-metre first span on pillars no 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017.
Later, the second, third, fourth and fifth spans were installed on pillars 38-39, 39-40, and 40-41 respectively in 2018. The construction work of the country's largest bridge started in December 2015.
The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long. According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.