28th span of Padma Bridge installed on Saturday

Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
28th span of Padma Bridge installed/photo: barta24.com

28th span of Padma Bridge installed/photo: barta24.com

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Despite corona pandemic across the country, work on Padma Bridge is progressing resulting the setting of 28th span on Saturday (April 11) making 4.20 kilometers visible. The span was set on pillars nos. 20 and 21st.

On Saturday (April 11) Sub- Assistant Engineer of the project Humayun Kabir told Barta24.com that the work of installation of 28th span has been completed in the morning. The span was carried from the Kumarbhog yard of Maoa end and later set on pillar nos. 20 & 21 in the morning. The 29th span will be installed most likely at the end of April, Humayun Kabir said.

There are 42 pillars on the entire Padma multipurpose Bridge. Each pillar had six piles. Distance from one pillar to another is 150 meters. On this distance, bridges are being constructed with long steel structures or span joints. 42 spans will be installed on 41 pillars. Span parts are made in China and then were brought to Bangladesh.

The entire bridge will have 2,931 roadway slabs. While the railway slabs will be installed at 2959. The construction of the roadway slab on the span of Jajira on the Padma Bridge has begun and simultaneously work on the railway slab is going on by the local and foreign engineers.

The two-storied Padma Bridge is located between Mawa of Munshiganj and Jazira of Shariatpur. The length of the main bridge is 6.15 km.

It is expected that by the end of June this year, all spans will be installed and by July next year, the Padma Bridge will be opened to traffic.

Meanwhile, construction work of the Padma main bridge constructed on the strong current flowing Padma River has been completed to 85.50 and the work on river training is done to 66 percent. Moreover, the overall progress of the project is completion 75.56 percent work.