34th span of Padma Bridge installed

Oct 25, 2020

National
34th span of Padma Bridge installed

Dhaka (Bangladesh), Oct 25: The 34th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Sunday, making 5,100 metres of the giant structure visible.
The span (2A) was installed on pillars no 7 and 8 at Mawa point, six days after the last one was installed.
Executive Engineer (Bridge) and the project manager Dewan Md Abdul Kader confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.
Earlier, around 4:15 on Saturday, the world's largest floating crane, Tian-e, carried the span from a construction yard in Mawa in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj.
After about 30 minutes, the crane with a capacity of 3,600 tons, reached the pillars. Then the crane anchored and the span was lifted. The span was placed on Sunday, as the installment was delayed due to inclement weather.
With the 34th span being installed, only seven more remains. The construction of the 6.15 km long two-storey Padma Bridge began in December 2014.
Over 80% of the bridge construction has reached completion so far. As of September 30, TK23,796.24 crore has been spent on the project and authorities currently estimate that the total cost would reach Tk30,193.39 crore.
Sinohydro Corporation of China has been given the work of two of the five major components of the project, including river training works, while China Major Bridge Engineering Construction Company was awarded the contract for constructing the main bridge.
Source: Dhaka Tribune