21 February 2020

Padma Bridge: 13th span installed, 1,950-meter visible

13th span of Bangladesh’s biggest infrastructure project Padma Bridge is installed at Maowa - Internet

The 13th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Multipurpose Bridge has been installed at Mawa point here on Saturday, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.

A 150-meter long ‘3-B’ span has been installed on the 14 and 15 pillars at 10:25am, making 1,950-meter of the main structure of this mega bridge visible.

Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir told that with the installation of 13th span today, a total of 1,950 meters of the bridge became visible.

A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars of the bridge, he said.

According to the project details, the construction of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge is going on in full swing with target to complete it as soon as possible.

On October 14, 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the name plaque of the Padma Bridge Toll Plaza at the Mawa end.

The national economy is expected to witness 1.2 percent GDP growth rate, while 0.84 percent poverty will decrease every year after being completed the construction work of the bridge with an estimated cost of Taka 30,193.39 crore.

The first span of the Padma Bridge was installed on September 30, 2017. The second span was installed four months later on January 28, 2018 while the third one was placed on March 11, after one and a half months.


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