Seventh span of Padma Bridge installed on Wednesday
The seventh span of the Padma Bridge has been installed at Jazira Point, on the 35th and 36th pillars, as part of the superstructure.
The bridge’s Assistant Engineer Ahsan Ullah Majumder confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. With the installation of the seventh span, around 12:45pm on Wednesday, 1,050 metres of the under-construction bridge are now visible on the river.
Responding to a query, the engineer said: “The span, 150 metres in length and weighing 3,140 tons, was scheduled to the installed on Wednesday morning. However, heavy fog delayed the process. The span will remain on temporary bearings, and later will be welded with the sixth span.
“It left the construction yard in Mawa on Tuesday morning on the floating crane Tian Yi. The floating crane’s capacity is 3,600 tons. ”
The 6.15km bridge will have 41 pillars. The first span was installed on September 30, 2017, the second span on January 28, 2018, the third span at Jazira point on March 11, the fourth span on May 13, the fifth span on June 29, and the sixth span on January 23, 2019.
Including a temporary span previously installed on the 4th and 5th pillars, a total of eight spans have been installed in the Padma Bridge project so far.