Published On: Thu, Jun 15th, 2017

Bangladesh Deploys World’s Most Powerful Hammer

Bangladesh Deploys World’s Most Powerful Hammer: – Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge a multipurpose road-rail bridge across the Padma River which is under construction has deployed world’s largest and strongest hammer for construction.

The construction workers have been using the 3,000 kilojoules capacity tool since Tuesday morning. The hammer has been brought to expedite the rate of the construction process.

The Padma Bridge Project Manager and Executive Engineer Dewan Md Abdul Quader said that the new hammer will be more effective than the previous two. Aiming to expedite the construction process, the hammer has been imported.

One of the hammers will be used for piling works in the Mawa portion of the bridge, while another for the bridge’s Jajira part. The third hammer will be left for maintenance.

The new hammer has been brought so that two hammers can be used at the same time, the construction firms of the project own all three hammers.

Upon completion of the project, the construction firms will take back the hammers. After that, the hammers will be no longer useful to them.

On the Mawa portion of the bridge, a 2,200-kilojoule powerful hammer is being used for the pillers No. 3, 4 and 5.

After the new hammer finishes its work on the 13th pile, it will be applied for pillar No. 41 and then gradually advance to pillars – 34, 33, 32, 31 – towards Mawa,” the project official said.

The Padma Bridge will connect Louhajong, Munshiganj to Shariatpur and Madaripur, link the southwest of the country, to northern and eastern regions. Padma Bridge is the most challenging construction project in the history of Bangladesh.

The two-level steel truss bridge will carry a four-lane highway on the upper level and a single track railway on a lower level. With 150 m spans, 6150 m total length and 18.10 m width it is going to be the largest bridge in the Padma-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins of the country in terms of both span and the total length.

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