3,450 metres of Padma Bridge visible now
Published : Sunday, 2 February, 2020 at 6:58 PM Count : 157
The 23rd span of the much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge was installed on Sunday at the Zazira point in Shariatpur district, making 3,450 meters out of total 6.15kms of the main structure of the bridge visible.
“The 150-meter long span ‘6-A’ was installed on the pillar no. 31 and 32 at the Zazira point around 2:50pm”, said Engineer Humayun Kabir of the bridge project, BSS reports.
Earlier, the work to take the span near the pillars by ‘Tian-E’ crane at Zazira point from Munshiganj’s Kumarbhog Construction
Yard started at around 9am, he said.
With the installation of this span, total 23 spans out of 41 were installed in phases. The rest will be installed by July next, Humayun Kabir added.
Installation of the 23rd span was delayed by one day due to bad weather.
Although it was planned to put up a total of three spans per month, but only two spans were installed in January due to adverse weather. However, the number is expected to increase in February.
Padma Multipurpose Bridge Engineering Department sources said work of 37 pillars out of 42 has been completed so far.
So far, the physical progress of the main bridge is 85.05 percent, as the construction work is progressing rapidly.
The Padma Bridge project has witnessed an overall progress of 76.05 percent.
According to experts, the national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will be reduced every year after completion of the bridge to be built with an estimated cost of Taka 30,193.39 crore.