Trailer ferrying excavator has forced itself through three (3) flyover bridges along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, damaging them all in the process.
The three damaged bridges includes the Alapako, Fidiwo and Saapade, all along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The incident was confirmed by Mr Olaseni Bakare, the Federal Controller of Works in Ogun, confirmed the incident.
According to Bakare, the driver tried forcing the vehicle through head room of the bridges and in the process, damaged the bridges along the expressway.
He said :
“A lowbed trailer carrying an excavator, which the driver claimed was coming from Ijebu Igbo and heading to Ibeshe, has caused serious damage to three of the flyover bridges on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“The height of the vehicle with the load is higher than the head room of the bridges. From the look of the situation, the driver ran into the first bridge at Alapako at a high speed and cut through all the main beams on the Lagos bound.
“It continued to the Fidiwo bridge and forced his way through, and causing damage to some of the main beams.
“While the vehicle passed under the Ishara bridge with some scratches on the main beams, he got stuck under the Saapade bridge,”
Bakare said that the driver was arrested at the scene by the FRSC personnel and the police. The vehicle was also impounded with the load.
Bakare added that the contractor executing project on the expressway, M/s RCC Nig. Ltd. had been instructed to close the Alapako bridge to traffic as soon as possible because of the extent of damage.