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Third Mainland Bridge To Be Shut For Six Months

The federal government has said the Third Mainland Bridge will be shut for six months, beginning from July 24.

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This was confirmed by Olukayode Popoola, Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, according to Channels Television.

According to him, consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works, scheduled to begin on the 11.8km bridge.

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Popoola explained that the work will commence on the outward mainland section of the bridge, and that the ministry is working with relevant agencies to perfect traffic during the period.

The bridge has gone through a series of repair works, and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.

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There have been reports of some worn-out expansion joints on the bridge, raising concerns over its state.

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