Third Mainland Bridge Would be closed All through Saturday, 27th February 2021(12:01am – 11:59pm). This will be done in order to the removal of equipment used for the replacement of expansion joints, among others..
Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, others are the Eko and Carter bridges. It was the longest bridge in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October Bridge located in Cairo was completed.
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. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba.
The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8 km in length.
Since its launch, the bridge has been undergoing haphazard maintenance which the present federal government is committed to correcting.
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