Repair Works on Third Mainland Bridge Underway
Repair works might commence in Third Mainland Bridge which is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland. General Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the iconic ridge. The new effort is aimed at evolving perfect traffic management architecture. News Agency of Nigeria reported that Popoola spoke o the consultations they are making.
“We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from of July 24. We are still working out the modalities and when we perfect the traffic management plan we will move to site. Everything being expected for the repairs of the bridge arrived (in) the country, that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the bridge which has gone through a series of rehabilitation works was last shut in August 2018 for a three days investigative maintenance check.
Thereafter, some components needed for completion of repairs were sourced abroad because they were not available locally. The 11.8km Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland
The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.
It was constructed in 1990 and was the longest in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed.