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FG to renew Third Mainland Bridge repairs

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

Popoola advised the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) that the consultations have been in direction of evolving good visitors administration structure.

“We need to do upkeep work on Third Mainland Bridge very quickly. Most probably 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 good the visitors administration plan we’ll transfer to website.

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

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NAN stories that the bridge which has gone via collection of rehabilitation works was final shut in August 2018 for a 3 days investigative upkeep examine.

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Thereafter, some elements wanted for completion of repairs have been sourced overseas as a result of they weren’t accessible domestically.

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.


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