38th span installed, 5,700 meters of Padma Bridge visible


Munshiganj, Nov 21: The 38th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge was installed on Saturday at Mawa point in Louhoganj.

The span was installed on first and the second pillars at the Mawa-end in Munshiganj.

Following the installation of the 38th span, the 5,700 meters or over 5.7 kilometers of the bridge is now visible.

Padma Bridge’s Executive Engineer Dewan Md Abdul Quader said a floating crane Tian-E brought the span from the specialized workshop at Kumarbhogh in Mawa at around 9:30 am.

Earlier, on November 12, the 37th span of the bridge was installed, six days after setting up the previous one, making 5,550 meters of the main structure visible.

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 other 21 poles at Jajira point and all the poles have already become visible.

The multi-purpose Padma Bridge is expected to be opened in 2021.