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5.1km of Padma Bridge visible as 34th span installed

District Correspondent  |
Update: 2020-10-25 12:13:12
5.1km of Padma Bridge visible as 34th span installed

The 34th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge was installed on the 7th and 8th pillars at Mawa point in Munshiganj on Sunday morning.

According to engineers concerned, with the installation of the span around 10:07am, 5,100 metres of the main structure of the mega bridge has become visible.   

The 34th gray span of 150 meters length was taken to the pillars from Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Yard in Munshiganj by a floating crane at around 3:30 pm on Saturday (October 24), said Dewan Md Abdul Kader, project manager (main bridge).

On October 19, the 33rd span of Padma Bridge was installed.

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: 1212 HRS, OCT 25, 2020

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