25th span of Padma Bridge being installed

Sun Online Desk

21st February, 2020 12:11:32 printer

25th span of Padma Bridge being installed

The 25th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge will be installed on Friday.

The 5-E span is expected to install on pillar no 29 and 30 of the bridge, said Humayun Kabir, a deputy assistant engineer of Padma Bridge Project.

Some 3,750 meter of the bridge will be visible after the installation of the 150-meter long span, he said.

The work to take the span near pillar no 29-30 by Tian-E crane at Mawa started around 9am from Kumarbhog specialised construction yard.

Already 24 spans out of 41 were installed in phases and the rest will be installed by July.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said all the spans of the Padma Bridge will be installed by July 2020.

He also said the bridge will be opened to traffic by 2021.

Once in operation, the Padma Bridge, Bangladesh’s largest infrastructure project till date, will connect 21 southern districts with the capital and boost the GDP by 1 percent.