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FG to renew Third Mainland Bridge repairs

FG to renew Third Mainland Bridge repairs

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The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Monday mentioned consultations had been on for an additional section of restore works to start on the Third Mainland Bridge.

Popoola informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) that the consultations had been in the direction of evolving excellent visitors administration structure.

“We wish to do upkeep work on Third Mainland Bridge very quickly. Most certainly on the 24th. We might shut it from 24th of July.

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“We’re nonetheless figuring out the modalities and once we excellent the visitors administration plan we are going to transfer to website.

“Every thing being anticipated for the repairs of the bridge arrived the nation that’s the reason we wish to begin the repairs now,’’ he mentioned.

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NAN studies that the bridge which has gone by sequence of rehabilitation works was final shut in August 2018 for a 3 days investigative upkeep verify.

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Thereafter, some parts wanted for completion of repairs had been sourced overseas as a result of they weren’t obtainable regionally.

The 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland.

The bridge begins from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends on the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.

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It was constructed in 1990 and was the longest in Africa till 1996 when The sixth October Bridge in Cairo was accomplished.

(NAN)

FG to renew Third Mainland Bridge repairs

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