The fourth span will be carried to Janjira point by one of the world’s largest floating cranes
On Saturday morning, the Padma Bridge’s fourth span began its journey to Janjira point from Mawa construction yard. The information was confirmed by several engineers associated with the project.
The fourth span is ready to be set into position. It will be carried to Janjira point by one of the world’s largest floating cranes. The span will be laid on pillars 40 and 41 on May 14 and 15.
Executive engineer (main bridge) and manager of Padma Bridge project Md Abdul Kader said: “The span will be taken to Janjira point on Saturday morning. It will be laid on the pillars on May 14 and 15.”
Like the other spans, the fourth span is also 150-metre long. The installation of the fourth span will increase the completed length of the bridge to 600 metres.
Engineer Ahmed Ahsan Ullah Majumder said: “The weather is not entirely favourable right now. We want to set the fourth span on the pillars in two days. But it all depends on the condition of the weather.
“The fifth span is in the works. It is in the process of being coloured. After that is done, we will lay it on the pillars 41 and 42.”
The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed atop pillars no 37 and 38 at the Janjira point of Shariatpur on October 7 last year. This was followed by installation of the second span on pillars 38 and 39 on January 23.
Once completed, the Padma Bridge will stand on 42 pillars, including two transition pillars on land, with a total length of 6.15km.