Padma Bridge gets its 11th span

Around 1,650 metres of the bridge is now visible

Published: April 23, 2019 10:36:45 | Updated: April 23, 2019 16:13:42

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Around 1,650 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of its 11th span at the Jajira point on Tuesday.

The 3,140-ton '6-C' span was installed at around 9:20am on pillars 33 and 34, said Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir.

It was brought by floating crane Tian-E from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Yard on Monday morning.

The 12th span is likely to be installed this month, says a news agency report.

Earlier, the 10th span was installed on April 10.

The works of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of first span on pillars no 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017.

Later, the second, third, fourth, and fifth spans were installed on pillars 38-39, 39-40, and 40-41 respectively in 2018.

The construction work of the country's largest bridge started in December 2015.

The 6.15-kilometre bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long.

According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.

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