Federal government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge will be shut down for three days for another round of delicate expansion joints replacement.
Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola who made the announcement said the closure will help concrete set properly during the curing process to make the rehabilitation work perfectly and durable.
Popoola said the shutdown would take effect from midnight on Friday, Jan. 29 to midnight of Monday, Feb. 1.
“Messers Boroni Prono is planning to cast three number expansion joints on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st.
“This will require total closure of Third Mainland bridge from 12:00 midnight of Friday 29th till midnight of Monday 1st February 2021.
“We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause Lagosians,” Popoola said.
The Third Mainland Bridge was constructed in 1990, the bridge was considered to be the longest in Africa until 1996 when the Oct. 6 Bridge in Cairo, Egypt was completed.