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40th span of Padma Bridge to be installed Friday

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Published: 15:21, 3 December 2020   Update: 12:09, 4 December 2020
40th span of Padma Bridge to be installed Friday

If the weather remains favourable, the 40th span of the Padma Bridge will be installed on Friday (December 4).

The span will be placed on pillars no. 11 and 12 of the bridge.

Padma Bridge Engineer Humayun Kabir confirmed the matter.

Most of the spans were installed on Padma Bridge in October and November. The last span was installed on 27 November.

With the installation of the 40th span, only one span will remain to be installed as the total number of spans is 41.

Construction of the Padma Bridge began in December 2014. The first span was installed on the Piers 37 and 38 on September 30, 2017. Since then, 39 spans have been installed one after another.

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.


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