Bridge authority appoints contractor for weighing vehicles in motion for Bangabandhu Bridge
Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) has appointed contractor for supplying, installing and maintaining Weigh in Motion (WIM) for Bangabandhu Bridge, also known as Jamuna Bridge.
The BBA signed a contract with VaaaN-Regnum-NDE JV for supplying, installing, testing, commissioning and maintaining 10 units of low-speed weigh in motion (LSWIM) scales, including real time web-based live video and data monitoring system with RFID for the bridge.
The Bangabandhu Bridge, which is 4.98 kilometers long, was opened in Bangladesh in 1998. It connects the East Bank of the Jamuna River to the West Bank. When constructed, it was the 11th longest bridge in the world.
Overloaded vehicles on roads and bridges is a major concern for the road and bridge authorities of Bangladesh as it damages infrastructure, causes road accidents and incurs in additional costs for maintenance and rehabilitation. The Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) is installing low-speed weigh in motion (LSWIM) scales on the roads leading up to the Bangabandhu Bridge on both sides.
LSWIM are low-speed weigh in motion scales for vehicles that can weigh the axle load of vehicles with near perfect accuracy, without the need to stop the vehicles. There will also be real-time web-based live video and data-monitoring system with radio-frequency identification (RFID) installed, along with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system to identify the overweight vehicles.
Quazi Muhammad Ferdous, Chief Engineer of Bangladesh Bridge Authority signed the agreement with Rony Basak, country head of VaaaN Infra Private Ltd, in presence of Md Monjur Hossain, executive director of Bangladesh Bridge Authority, Riyad Husain, managing director of NDE Solutions Ltd, Mohammad Hossain Jony, managing director of Regnum Resource Ltd and other senior officials of Bangladesh Bridge Authority.