Padma bridge: 16th span installed; 2.4km now visible

A total of 2.4 kilometres of Padma Bridge is now visible after its 16th span was installed at the Louhajang side of Munshiganj district this afternoon.

This span, weighted 3,140 tonnes, was placed on the pillars no 16 and 17 around 1:15pm, reports our correspondent from Munshiganj.

Last on October 22, the 15Th span was placed on the 23th and 24th pillars, engineers said.

Of the total 41 spans, 31 spans have already reached to the construction sites from China.

The construction work of the long-cherished Padma Bridge started in December, 2015 and the first span (superstructure) among the 41 was installed on September 30, 2017.

The length of the steel structure double-deck Padma bridge is 6.15 kilometres. The trains will run through the lower deck while the road will be on the upper level of the bridge.

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

The construction of main Padma Bridge is going by China company Major Bridge Engineering Co Ltd while the works of river training is going on by Sino Hydro Corporation of the same country.

Farhana Mirza
Star Online Report

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