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Second span of Padma Bridge installed

  • Published at 01:39 pm January 28th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:07 am January 29th, 2018
Second span of Padma Bridge installed
The second span of Padma Bridge has been successfully installed at the Janjira point of the river. The 150-metre span was placed on pillars 38 and 39 around 9:15am on Sunday. Residential engineer of the project Mosharraf Hossain said the some technical tasks will be carried out after the span was placed. On Saturday, the installation work had started but could not be completed due to technical difficulties. According to the project engineers, the installation of the second span was delayed several times before. The span was supposed to be placed on January 23 and later on Thursday.
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Previously, the first span of the bridge was installed atop pillars no 37 and 38 at the Janjira point of Shariatpur on October 7 last year. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader hoped that the project’s work would be wrapped up around the stipulated time by December this year. Once completed, the Padma Bridge will stand over the 42 pillars, including two transition pillars on the two landward ends. These pillars will bear the load of 41 spans, each 150m in length, to connect the 6.15km-long bridge.