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5 more spans of Padma Bridge ready for installation

  • Published at 12:16 am October 15th, 2019
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File photo of under-construction Padma Bridge. This photo was taken on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Jazira point of Padma Bridge Dhaka Tribune

A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars to complete the bridge, of which 30 spans were brought to Mawa point and 14 spans were so far has been installed

More five spans are kept ready for installation on the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge, officials saying the construction of the bridge is progressing fast as its 5 more spans will be installed soon making a total of 2,850 meters of the bridge visible.

“Preparation is underway to install the 150- metre long 15th span on 23 and 24 piers within two or three days making a total of 2,250 meters visible of the mega bridge,” an engineer of Padma Multipurpose Bridge told BSS here today.

A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars to complete the bridge, of which 30 spans were brought to Mawa point and 14 spans were so far has been installed, he added.

According to the project details, the construction of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge is going on full swing with a target to get it complete as soon as possible.

On October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.

According to experts, the national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will be reduced every year after completion of the bridge to be built with an estimated cost of Taka 30,193.39 crore.

The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. The second span was installed four months later on January 28, 2018 while the third one was placed on March 11, after one and a half months.