POST TIME: 20 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
16th span of Padma Bridge installed
BSS, Munshiganj

16th span of Padma Bridge installed

The 16th span of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge was installed yesterday making around 2.5 kilometres out of the total 6.15 visible. “With the installation of 16th span of the bridge on its 16th and 17th pillars, the construction work of about 2.5 kilometres of the country’s largest bridge so far have been completed,” said Engineer Humayun Kabir of the Padma Bridge project.

Earlier, the span was brought to pillars on Tuesday morning by a floating crane Tian-E from the Kumarbhog Construction Yard of Louhajang upazila in Munshiganj, he said.

On October 22 this year, the 15th span of the Padma Bridge was installed at the Zajira point after a four-month break due to inclement weather and rainy season.

Humayun said ‘4D No Span’ of the bridge will be installed soon on the 22nd and 23rd pillars, while another span on 21st and 22nd pillars within this month.

The 14th span of the bridge was installed on June 29, 2019.

The construction work of the long-cherished Padma Bridge Project began in December, 2015. The first span (superstructure) of the bridge was installed on September 30, 2017.

The length of the steel structure double-deck Padma Bridge is 6.15 kilometer.

The trains will run through the lower deck while the road will be on the upper level of the bridge.

Once the construction of the Padma Bridge is completed, the capital Dhaka will be directly connected with 21 southern districts through road and railways.