Repair works on Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

Work to upgrade the Third Mainland Bridge connecting Lagos Island with the mainland began on 7 July and is expected to take up to four months.

The 12-km bridge is the longest of the three bridges connected to Lagos Island; the other two are the Eko and Carter bridges. It is also the longest bridge in Africa. However in recent times there have been reports of cracks appearing and vibrations on the bridge, claims which authorities have denied.

The first phase of repair works are currently being carried out on the expansion joints on the Ebute-Metta interchange to Adeniji Adele and the bridge has been partially closed.

Opened in 1990, the bridge begins at Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi and Lagos-Ibadan express ways, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island.

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