Lagos Govt reaffirms plans to reopen Third Mainland Bridge

The Lagos State Government, on Monday said plans to reopen the Third Mainland Bridge next week is still very much certain.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media and Publicity, Jubril Gawat, in a phone conversation told INSIDEMAINLAND that the Third Mainland Bridge will be reopened by the end of February.

He said: “there is no going back on the initial decision, the reopening of the bridge still remains the end of February”.

It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government had earlier announced the reopening of the bridge for February 15.

However, due to rehabilitation processes the Lagos State Government extended closure of the bridge from midnight, Friday, February 19, 2021 for final rehabilitation works.

The 11.8km bridge is the longest of the 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.

Constructed in 1990, the bridge was one time the longest in Africa until 1996 when the 20.5km October 6 Bridge in Cairo, Egypt was completed.

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