December 2, 2020, 12:40 am
The 4.95km of the Padma Bridge are now visible with the installation of its 33rd span on Monday morning.
The 3,600-ton 3-F span was installed on the third and the fourth pillars at Mawa around 11:45am, said Dewan Abdul Quader, executive engineer of Padma Bridge project.
With this, a total of 33 spans were installed out of 41.
On October 11, the 32th span of the bridge was placed on the fourth and the fifth pillars.
Meanwhile, the authorities concerned have planned to install the 34th span on the piers 7 and 8 of the bridge on October 25, while the 35th span will be installed on the piers 2 and 3 on October 30. The 36th span is scheduled to be installed on November 4. It means that a single span will be installed after every five consecutive days. The rest five spans will also be installed by the current year.
The construction works on the long-cherished Padma Bridge Project began in December, 2015. The first span (superstructure) of the bridge was installed on September 30, 2017.
China Major Bridge Engineering Company Ltd (MBEC) is constructing the bridge of Padma project while Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, another Chinese company, is implementing the river training of the project.