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After Concluding Repairs On The Eko & Marine Bridges, FG Approves Reopening On Monday

The Federal Government after concluding repairs on the Eko, Marine bridges have approved that they be reopened on Monday.

This was relayed On Saturday, in a statement issued in Abuja by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Press Unit.

On his part, the Director Highways (Bridges & Designs), Emmanuel Adeoye, said work was taking off without the need for either partial or complete closure of the bridges.

“The 1,350-metre Eko Bridge, built in phases between 1965 and 1975, links the Lagos Island to the mainland. It was closed to traffic in March in order to replace faulty joints and bearings. 

“Work commenced in May on the first of the three phases in which repair works on the Marine Bridge was divided.

“The repairs on the bridge which is part of a network of complex bridges with several loops taking traffic in and out of the Apapa area of Lagos included jacketing and skin repairs of the piers, lifting the bridge section deck in order to change the electrometric bearing, milling and placing a new wearing course of asphalt among others.

“The repair works on the Eko and Marine Bridges is part of the ongoing Federal Government’s Bridge Maintenance Programme which involves the repairs and rehabilitation of over 37 bridges nationwide.”

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