Third Mainland Bridge reopened

Third Mainland Bridge has been reopened after engineers completed work earlier than anticipated
Third Mainland Bridge has been reopened after engineers completed work earlier than anticipated

The Lagos State Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge has been opened on Sunday by 5pm.

The bridge was temporarily closed for Investigative Maintenance Test on 24 August.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam said the decision to reopen the bridge earlier than announced followed the completion of the test by engineers.

The government also thanked motorists and residents for their cooperation and patience while the closure lasted.

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Lagos in partnership with the Federal Government, temporarily shut the bridge midnight 23 August.

It was to be re-opened midnight of August 26.

Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, the other 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.

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