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See How Popular Roads And Bridges In Lagos Looked Like In The Past (PHOTOS)

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Lagos State is home to one of the largest population of black people on earth.

Nigeria’s commercial capital  has undergone a significant transformation over the decades.

Below are photos of some popular roads and bridge in Lagos as they were in years and decades past.

See if you can recognize them.





Ikorodu Road, 1947

 

Carter bridge. This important bridge in Lagos was first constructed in 1901.

 

Tinubu Square, Lagos in the 1940s

 

Broad Street, Lagos Island, Mid-40s.

 

Tinubu Square, Pre-Independence

Tinubu Square, Pre-Independence

 

Marina Street, Lagos Island. On the right-hand of the photo is the residence Of Colonial Governor (State House, Marina Lagos ) Built in 1888. This photo was likely taken around 1930

 

Ereko Street, Lagos Island, 1956.

 





Tinubu Square

 

Marina Rd, Lagos Island, Lagos

 

Olonode Street, Yaba

 

Carter Bridge, Lagos

 

Yaba, Lagos 1959 Photographer: Konrad Helbig Deutsche Fotothek

 

Tinubu Square, Lagos Island, Lagos. (1960). Credit: E. Ludwig John Hinde Studios

 

Customs Street, Lagos Island, Lagos (In the photo: Glover Memorial Hall)

 

Marina Street, Lagos Island (In the photo: Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina)

 

Yaba, Lagos

 

Ikorodu Expressway, 1970

 

Carter Bridge, Lagos

 

Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos, 1960s/early 1970 Photographer: Gerhard Vetter Deutsche Fotothek

 

Carter Bridge, Lagos

 

Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos.

 

Yaba, Lagos

 

Carter Bridge Slide, Lagos, April 1962.  Source Ruth Bourne collection.

 

Marina Street, Lagos Island

 

Tinubu Square, Lagos Island, in the 1960’s

 

Carter Bridge, Lagos

 

Marina Rd, Lagos Island, Lagos

 

Marina street, Lagos

 

Carter Bridge

 

 

Massey Bamgboshe Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, late 1960s/early 1970





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