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Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos pronounces date for graduation of upkeep work

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Monday mentioned consultations have been on for an additional part of restore works to start on the Third Mainland Bridge on July 24.

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

“We need to do upkeep work on the Third Mainland Bridge very quickly. Most probably on the 24th. We could shut it from July 24.

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“We’re nonetheless understanding the modalities, and after we good the visitors administration plan, we are going to transfer to the location.

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

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

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