Padma Bridge

2632 Words Aug 26th, 2011 11 Pages
1. Overview
Padma Bridge is one of major outstanding infrastructure required for balanced economic development of Bangladesh. It is anticipated that the gross domestic product of the would increase by 2 percent once the bridge was constructed. The bridge, which would connect the southwest region with the rest of the country, could be used for the trans-Asian route; the minister said adding "The Bridge will help gear up industrialisation in the region too."Environmental impact of the bridge would be assessed during the preparation of design. Government is endeavouring to start construction of the proposed Padma Bridge in 2011 to comple it by 2014. The bridge to be built at an estimated more than twenty thousand crore TK would be, the
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3. PROJECT COMPONENTS

Among the project components main bridge is by far the prime component of the project covering about 50% of the project cost. The main components of the Padma Multi-Purpose Bridge Project consist of:

* A 6.15km long two-level steel truss main bridge.(four-lane divided highway on top and single track rail on the bottom deck); * The Approach Road to the bridge consisting of a 12.4 km four-lane divided highway and includes five minor bridges of 150~270m length over local waterways, 21 drainage box culvert and 8 local road underpasses. * Transition structures that includes the Approach Viaduct at Mawa length of 721.250m and 756.788m for the northbound and southbound carriageways respectively. The length of the Approach Viaduct at Janjira is 873.250m and 797.315m for the northbound and southbound carriageways respectively; * Bridge End Facilities on both sides of the river that includes Toll Plazas and Service Areas; * Access roads totaling about 8.9 km and 14.5 km of service road. * Four Resettlement villages (two on the Mawa side and two on the Janjira side).

4. MAIN BRIDGE

The total length of the main bridge is 6150m and the main bridge is connected to approach viaducts on both ends and overall width of the bridge is 22.0m. The main bridge is in the form of composite steel truss with two levels, railway at lower deck level and highway at upper deck level suitable for fast

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