1200 metres of the bridge is assembled
The eighth span of the Padma Bridge—at Zajira point—has been installed on the 34th and 35th pillars of the bridge.
The span 6D was installed around 9am on Friday, thus 1200 metres of the bridge is now assembled.
Assistant Engineer of the Padma Bridge Project, Humayun Kabir, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
He said the span was set to be installed on pillars on Thursday, but it was delayed to Friday due to technical complications.
The span—150 metres long and weighing about 3,140 tons—was transported from Mawa construction yard, Munshiganj, to Shariatpur’s Zajira upazila point; on Wednesday morning, by the Tiyan E crane that can bear up to 3,600 tons.
With this installment, 1200 metres of the bridge will be visible from Zajira point and 150 metres will be visible from the Mawa end. A total, 1,350 metres of the bridge will be visible.
A total of 41 spans—each 150 metres long—will be placed on the 42 pillars of the 6.15 kilometre bridge.
So far, seven spans have been placed—on pillars 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42— on the Zajira end of the bridge; and one temporary span has been placed on pillars 5 and 6 at the Mawa end.