35th span of Padma Bridge installed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:01 AM, November 01, 2020

35th span of Padma Bridge installed

Fourth in October; 5.25km of the structure now visible

The 35th span of the much-anticipated Padma Bridge was installed yesterday, bringing a total of 5.25 kilometres of the structure into view.

The span was installed successfully between pillars 8 and 9 at Mawa end in Munshiganj around 2:43pm, said Dewan Md Abdul Kader, project manager (main bridge).

With the span installment, total 5.25km of the structure is now visible, he said.

With this, a total of four spans have been placed on the bridge in October.

The authorities tried to install the span on Friday but they failed to fix it due to poor navigability in the river, especially near the pillars.

The span was placed after increasing navigability through dredging, Abdul Kader added.

The 6.15km-long bridge will have a total of 41 spans.

The project authorities have plans to complete installation of all spans of the country's most anticipated bridge within this year.

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