DHAKA, Dec 3, 2020 (BSS) – The 40th span out of the total 41 spans of the Padma Bridge is likely to be installed tomorrow if the weather remains favourable and no technical problems occur.
“With installation of the 40th span a total of 6-km (6,000 meters) of the dream Padma Bridge will become visible,” Padma Bridge’s executive engineer (Main Bridge) Dewan Md Abdul Kader told BSS here today.
He said the span (2-E) will be installed on pillars 11 and 12 at the Mawa-end in Munshiganj. The 41st last span (2-F) will put on the pillars 12 and 13 in middle December.
Earlier, on November 27 the 39th span was installed. The span was installed over the pillars no. 10 and 11 at Munshganj’s Maowa point making 5,850 meters of the bridge’s main structure visible.
According to the Padma Bridge authorities, the 6.15km-long bridge with a total of 41 spans will become visible in December and the entire Padma Bridge will be seen by the beginning of 2021.
The Padma Bridge is the largest construction infrastructure since the independence of Bangladesh, which was initiated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The construction work began in December, 2014 with own fund. The 6.15-km long double-layer bridge will have a total of 41 spans which would be installed on 42 poles – 21 poles at Mawa site and other 21 poles at Jajira point and all the poles have already become visible. The multi-purpose Padma Bridge is expected to be opened in 2021.
The construction of the main bridge is being made by China Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC), a Chinese contractor Company, and the river management is being done by Sino Hydro Corporation of China.