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39th span of Padma Bridge to be installed Friday

District Correspondent |
Update: 2020-11-26 17:29:27
39th span of Padma Bridge to be installed Friday

The 39th span of Padma Bridge is likely to be installed on Friday if the weather remains favourable and no technical problems occur.

The span (2-D) will be installed on Pillars 10 and 11 at the Mawa-end in Munshiganj.

With the installation of 39th span, 5,850 meters (over 5.85 kilometers) of the bridge will become visible.

Padma Bridge's executive engineer (Main Bridge) Dewan Md Abdul Kader confirmed the news.

The 40th span (2-E) will be installed on the Pillars 11 and 12 on December 2, and the 41st span (2-F) on the pillars 12 and 13 on December 10.

The 38th span was installed earlier on November 21. 

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: 1730 HRS, NOV 26, 2020

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