The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Godwin Eke, said the span on Eko Bridge, damaged by fire in 2008, has been fitted 48 new steel columns to prevent the bridge from collapsing. Eke stated that the effort undertaken by Julius Berger Construction Company would stabilise the bridge pending completion of rehabilitation works. He added they are awaiting “the procurement of the permanent works to do the full rehabilitation of the bridge.” Eke said the abutment of the Third Mainland, and Marine Beach Bridges, also damaged by fire, are ongoing. Eke stated that “We are currently working on the Third Mainland Bridge abutment by Borini Porini not Julius Berger. “The Marine Beach Bridge has been closed for quite a while now, a local contractor, Build Well Plant Construction Limited, is handling that one, he has finished rehabilitating the under, he would start work on the surface next year.” The Works controller also hinted of the Federal Government’s plan to fence the bridge area to prevent traders and artisans who caused the fire which damaged the Eko, and the Marine Beach Bridges initially.