MUNSHIGANJ: The 15th span (super structure) of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 23 and 24 at Jajira point making 2250 meters (2.25 km) of the bridge visible.
The installation work finished around 10:40 am on Tuesday (Oct 22). The grey colour span is 150 metres long and weighs 3,140 tonnes.
The 15th span was erected after 3 months and 23 days of the 14th span due to poor navigability and rainy season.
The 3,600 ton capacity Tian E crane has carried the 150 metres long span to the spot from Mawa Construction Yard of Munshiganj.
Padma Bridge engineering source confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
Earlier on June 29, the 14th span of the 6.15-km Padma bridge was installed while the 10th span has been installed at its Mawa end on April 10, and the ninth span was installed at Jajira point of Shariatpur on March 22 while the eighth span of the 6.15-km Padma bridge was installed on February 20.
So far eight spans at Jajira point and two spans at Munshiganj point of the bridge have been placed. The spans are 150-meter long each.
A total of 41 spans (superstructure) will be installed on the 42 pillars to construct the 6.15-km much waited Padma Bridge. Railway slabs and roadway slabs are being installed on six spans at Jajira end.
The second span was placed on January 28, 2018. The third span was laid on March 11 of the same year while the fourth was placed on May 13 and the fifth span was installed on June 29, the same year. The sixth span was installed on January 23, 2019.
The construction work of the long-cherished Padma Bridge started in December, 2015 and the first span (superstructure) among the 41 was installed on September 30, 2017.
BDST: 1252 HRS, OCT 22, 2019