Wednesday 31 October 2012
Third Mainland Bridge reopened
The longest bridge in Nigeria, Lagos's Third Mainland Bridge, has been re-opened to traffic. It was declared open a few minutes ago by the Minister of Works, Mike Onolehmenmen.
"Repair was not only completed 10 days ahead of delivery time, it was also completed at the awarded contract sum, devoid of variation," Onolehmenmen said, "I have the honour and privilege to declare the repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge completed. The bridge is hereby re-opened to traffic."
Praising the contractor who completed the bridge ahead of schedule, the Minister said, "The 3MB is not the only comprehensive bridge repair in Nigeria. Borini Prono completed repairs of Jebba bridge before coming to Lagos.
He also added: "The structural elements on the 3MB hv been given a clean bill of health from experts. If the bridge was sick, I wouldn't be here today."