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First roadway slab placed on Padma Bridge

Local and foreign engineers placed the railway slab on the span no 7F between the pillars 41 and 42 at Zajira point

Update : 19 Mar 2019, 08:27 PM

The first roadway slab was set up on the under-construction Padma Bridge on Tuesday.

Local and foreign engineers placed the railway slab on the span no 7F between the pillars 41 and 42 at Zajira point. The ID of the slab is 7F-U33.

The first slab was placed without a hitch this morning, said an assistant engineer wishing to remain anonymous.

“We will start placing the rest of the slabs from tomorrow. Around 78 slabs will be placed on each span,” he also said.

The first roadway slab of Padma Bridge placed at Zajira point | Dhaka Tribune

A total of 41 spans, each 2 metres in width and 22 metres in length, will be placed in 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 and one temporary span has been placed on pillars 5 and 6 on the Mawa end.

In 2018, the first railway slab was set up on the bridge at Zajira point.

Local and foreign engineers placed the railway slab on the span no 7F between the pillars 41 and 42 at the point.

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