38th span of the Padma Bridge to be installed today
News Desk || risingbd.com
The 38th span of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge will be installed today (Saturday) at Mawa point making 5.75 kilometres visible out of total 6.15km of the main structure of the bridge.
Officials said the span will be installed on first and the second pillars at the Mawa point. Remaining three spans would be installed by December this year.
Dewan Abdul Kader, executive engineer of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, confirmed the matter.
Construction of the Padma Bridge began in December 2014. The first span was installed on the Piers 37 and 38 on September 30, 2017.
The 6.15km long Padma Bridge is being built installing 41 spans (each 150 meters in length) on a total of 42 piers of the bridge.
China Major Bridge Engineering Construction Company has been constructing the main bridge, while Sinohydro Corporation of China has been doing the river training work. Abdul Monem Limited of Bangladesh has been constructing two approach roads of the Padma Bridge.
The Padma Bridge will be a two-storeyed double-deck bridge in shape. It is being built with concrete and steel. The bridge is likely to be opened for traffic in 2021.