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Third Mainland Bridge opening extended


The Third Mainland Bridge would no longer be opened today but at the end of this month the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr. Olukayode Popoola said.

According to Mr Popoola, the endsars protest was tutored to has been the major hindrance to opening the bridge then coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

“After the #EndSARS protests there was a curfew. During that period, we were supposed to be working. Due to #EndSARS protests, we couldn’t work and due to COVID-19, we couldn’t work,” he said.

He said that the bridge would experience one more total closure from February 19 to 21 before completion of the project for the final re-opening by the end of this month.

“We don’t want to catch them during the week. And after casting, we’ll use like three to four days to do the suspension. That’s why we had to postpone it.” He however gave the assurance that the bridge would be opened before the end of February.

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