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FG Shuts Down Third Mainland Bridge Again For Three Days

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A part of Third Mainland Bridge will be totally shut for three days for fix works.
The Federal Government reported this in an announcement on Wednesday by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Joshua Popoola.
The announcement noted that total lock down of the bridge for repairs will begin from Friday 12 PM.

He clarified that the fix had arrived at a phase where there ought not be any type of development or vibration on the bridge for solid projecting.

Excerpts from the statement released,

 “The first total closure of the section of the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji Adele will be from midnight of Friday, 9th October 2020 to midnight of Sunday, 11th October 2020 to allow the contractor to complete the first stage of casting works.

“The contractor, Messrs Borini Prono & Co. (Nig.) Ltd is nearing completion of works on the closed section of Third Mainland Bridge and requires the total closure of both bounds of the bridge between Adeniji Adele and Adekunle (i.e. in addition to the closed bound of the bridge, the other bound from Adekunle to Adeniji Adele will also be closed) to complete work. The total closure of this section of the bridge is to ensure that there is no vibration on the bridge during the casting in-place of the newly installed expansion joints.”
“This is to allow for the setting of the special concrete, which allows the concrete to achieve its required compressive strength.”

“Due to the number of expansion joints to be cast on the closed section of the bridge and the traffic situation in Lagos State, especially during the weekdays; the casting of the expansion joints will be in two stages to ensure that the total closure is only at the weekends when there is less traffic plying the route.”
Popoola also stated that the second total closure of the bridge between Adekunle and Adeniji Adele would be announced later.

“The section of the bridge between Adekunle and Iyana–Oworo will still remain open, and traffic can move from Ebute-Metta/ Adekunle to Iyana–Oworo, and vice–versa,” he added.

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Written by Lilian Iyade

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