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Nigeria's Federal Government has announced that it is planning to close the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance work with effect from the 24th of July 2020. The Third Mainland Bridge is Nigeria's longest bridge and the longest of three bridges whic...

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Nigeria: Federal Government to close Third Mainland Bridge for 6 months

Published by: Tobillionaire
07/07/2020 06:42 PM

Nigeria's Federal Government has announced that it is planning to close the Third Mainland Bridge for maintenance work with effect from the 24th of July 2020.

The Third Mainland Bridge is Nigeria's longest bridge and the longest of three bridges which connects the mainland axis of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial nerve center to the Island settlements of the city. The 11.8km bridge has undergone series of rehabilitation work in recent years, one of which was in August 2018 of which  3 days of investigative maintenance work was carried out. 

 

Speaking during a media interactive session, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos Mr. Olukayode Popoola disclosed that reports have been made about certain sections of the bridge such as the joints which are now worn out and posing a threat to the safety of users of the bridge. The Controller also stated that the federal government will work hand-in-hand with the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) in the course of the repair work in order to curb the usual heavy flow of traffic on the bridge during the duration of repair work. 

 

Some of the components required to complete the repair work on the bridge have been sourced abroad due to the inability to acquire them locally. The Third Mainland Bridge was opened for use in 1990, and it held the record of Africa's longest bridge until 1996 when Cairo's 6th October Bridge was completed. 

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