Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oops Sorry, Third Mainland Bridge Will Be Closed to Traffic for Four (4) Months

“There will be partial closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge, from 1st July till November 6 2012, for repair work.” - Daily Times

The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. Continue to read more...
There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8km in length.
However, there were reports that the Third Mainland Bridge was vibrating, indicating that it needed urgent attention. Remedial work was commenced on the failed portions of the bridge and has been completed.
Recently, there have been rumours of cracks on the bridge. This however has been denied by authorities. However, it seems they are ready to rectify the situation by closing the bridge for about six months.

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