1.5km now visible
Staff Correspondent: The 10th span (superstructure) of the 6.15-km Padma Bridge has been installed at its Mawa end yesterday, making 1.5 kilometers (1,500 metres) of the much-hyped bridge visible.
“The span was placed between the pillars 13 and 14 of the bridge near its Mawa end in Munshiganj today,” said engineer Humayun Kabir of main bridge construction told.
The latest span of the Padma bridge reached the Mawa end of the bridge 9:28am today from the Mawa Construction Yard.
The installation work of the 10th span has done around 1pm, 19 days after installation of the 9th span.
The grey colour 3A span is 150 metres long and weighs 3,140 tonnes.
The first permanent span of the bridge was set up at Mawa end. Now the 10th span has been set up without any complication. With this, 1.5 kilometers (1500 metres) of the much-hyped bridge is now visible, said the engineer of the much-hyped bridge.
Pillar numbers of 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 41 have already been finished, he added.
Earlier on March 22, the ninth span of the Padma bridge was installed at Jazira point of Shariatpur while the eighth span of the 6.15-km Padma bridge was installed on February 20.
So far eight spans at Jajira point and one span at Munshiganj point of the bridge have been placed. The spans are 150-meter long each.
The first span of the bridge was laid on pillars 37 and 38 on September 30, 2017.
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 Jazira 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.