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6km of Padma Bridge visible as 40th span installed

District Correspondent |
Update: 2020-12-04 12:23:14
6km of Padma Bridge visible as 40th span installed

The 40th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge was installed on pillars 11 and 12 at Mawa point in Munshiganj on Friday.

With the installation of the span, 6,000 metres (6km) of the main structure of the mega bridge has become visible. 

Dewan M Abdul Kader, executive engineer of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, confirmed the news.

The span number '2-E' was installed on pillars 11 and 12 at the Mawa-end in Munshiganj around 10:58 am, he said.
A specialised floating crane picked up the span from Mawa's Kumarbhog Construction Yard at 8:30 am on Friday and transported it to the designated poles, said the official.

The 39th span '2-D' was installed earlier on November 27. The last and 41st span (2-F) is expected to be installed on the pillars 12 and 13 by December 15.

According to the Padma Bridge authorities, the 6.15km-long bridge with a total of 41 spans will become visible in December and the entire Padma Bridge will be seen by the beginning of 2021.

The Padma Bridge is the largest construction infrastructure since the independence of Bangladesh, which was initiated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The construction work began in December, 2014 with own fund.

The construction of the main bridge is being made by China Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC), a Chinese contractor Company, and the river management is being done by Sino Hydro Corporation of China.

The 6.15 km long bridge will have two segments over which road and railways will be set up.

BDST: 1225 HRS, DEC 04, 2020

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