Third Mainland Bridge sets to be reopened

Stephen Dunmoye

Lagos State government will today, reopen the Third Mainland Bridge, after it was closed for rehabilitation works on some sections of the ever-busy bridge.

Before the intervention of the state government to rehabilitate the identified failed and peeled asphaltic sections of the 11.8 kilometre-long bridge, it was discovered that some sections were riddled with potholes on both sides of it.

ROUNDOFFNEWSNG’s visit to the bridge revealed that large potholes could be spotted at several portions on both sides of the bridge, while there were openings on the expansion joints.

In a moving vehicle, you could see the lagoon water through openings on the expansion joints.

Recall that last year, former National Publicity Secretary of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Prince Adelaja Adeoye, had called on the Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to fix the potholes on the bridge.

Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, Adeoye said while the federal government was working on the strength and thrust of the bridge to avert disaster, which had been due for maintenance long ago, the bridge should have been resurfaced so that the work was done once and for all.