Over 1500 meters of Padma Bridge visible as 10th span installed

Publish: 6:35 PM, April 10, 2019 | Update: 6:35:PM, April 10, 2019

MUNSHIGANJ,  – Over 1500 meters of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of its 10th span at Mawa point here today.

A 150-meter long ‘3-A’ span, second at the Mawa point, has been installed on the 13th and the 14th pillars at 12:30 pm, making 150-meter of the main structure of this mega bridge visible at Mawa point.

Project Director of Padma Multipurpose Bridge M Shafiqul Islam told BSS that with the installation of 10th span today, a total of 1,500 meters of the bridge became visible.

Though the first span of the bridge was supposed to be installed at Mawa point initially, it was installed at Jajira point in Shariatpur as the soil was unsuitable at Mawa point.

The 11th span of the Padma Bridge is scheduled to be installed on April 20 on 34th and 33rd pillars at Jajira point. A total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars of the bridge.

According to the project details, 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.