300 meters remaining to achieve much anticipated Padma Bridge

With the establishment of the 39th span, only 300 meters will remain to complete a 6,150-meter or 6.15 kilometers long much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge, reports BSS.

The span was placed over the pillars no. 10 and 11 at Munshganj’s Maowa point making 5,850 meters of the Padma bridge’s main structure visible to all, said Executive Engineer Dewan Md Abdul Quader of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Authority.

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Dewan Md Abdul Quader also maintained that the last two-span (Number 40 and 41 spans) will be installed within December 15.

Meantime, a floating crane Tian-E brought the span from the construction yard at Kumarbhogh in Mawa at about 9:00 am.

Of the total 41 spans-all the 20 spans have already been set up at the Jajira site and 18 spans at Mawa site-and the remaining two spans following the installation of the 39th span will be set up by December 15.

The 6.15-km long double-layer bridge will have a total of 41 spans which would be installed on 42 poles – 21 poles at Mawa site and the other 21 poles at the Jajira point and all the poles have already become visible. The multi-purpose Padma Bridge is expected to be opened in 2021.

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