…Renovation may begin in July 24
The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said discussions were on for another phase of renovation works to commence on the Third Mainland Bridge.
Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the consultations were towards progressing perfect traffic management design.
“We want to do maintenance work on Third Mainland Bridge very soon. Most likely on the 24th. We may close it from 24th of July.
“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 the country that is why we want to start the repairs now,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the bridge which has gone through series of renovation works was last closed in August 2018 for a three days analytical maintenance check.
It was after the examination of the bridge that some components needed for completion of repairs were obtained abroad as they were not available locally.
Third Mainland Bridge with 11.8km is the longest of the three bridges linking Lagos Island to the mainland.
The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is connected 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 constructions of The 6th October Bridge in Cairo were completed.