Once this span is set, 1200 metres of the bridge will be visible from Zajira point
The Padma Bridge’s eighth span at Zajira point is ready to be installed on pillars 34 and 35. The work to set span 6D was set to begin on Thursday, but due to technical complications, it was delayed to Friday.
Assistant Engineer of the Padma Bridge Project, Humayun Kabir, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.
He said: “Using the Tiyan E crane, we placed the 6D span near pillars 34 and 35 on Wednesday. In order to get the span on the pillars, we needed to properly anchor it first. We anchored the span from eight sides and put restrictions on boats traversing the area.
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“We noticed today [Thursday] that one of the anchors was damaged in a storm. We will fix the anchor; this task will take till around 3pm to complete.”
He also said if the weather is good, they will be able to lift the 6D span onto the pillars on Friday.
Once this span is set, 1200 metres of the bridge will be visible from Zajira point and 150 metres will be visible from the Mawa end. A total, 1350 metres of the bridge will be visible.
A total of 41 spans, each 2 metres in width and 22 metres in length, will be placed on the 42 pillars of the 6.15-kilometre bridge.
So far, seven spans have been placed on pillars 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42, on the Zajira end and one temporary span has been placed on pillars 5 and 6 on the Mawa end.