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"Almost all the bridges in Lagos are having problems but we are going to look at them." Umahi.

The Minister of Works Engineer David Umahi has expressed concern over  the bad conditions of almost all critical bridges in Lagos. 

Umahi made this known while inspecting the Third Mainland, Carter and Eko bridges in Lagos today, Wednesday 29th August, 2023.

While addressing Pressmen by the Jetty at the Lagos 3rd Mainland Bridge, the Minister said, "Almost all the bridges in Lagos are having problems but we are going to look at them."

Umahi, in a statement signed by Blessing Lere-Adams, Director Press and Public Relations Department of the FMW, said "the Third Mainland Bridge which has been closed for heavy trucks is having problems such as deflection of slabs, removal of structural elements which has rendered the road exposed thereby posing road users to dangers. 

"The pie cap on the bridge is also having some defects. The Minister explained that this, in addition to the trading under it, is the reason why it is difficult to close down the Eko Bridge and that has also accounted for the slow pace of work there." The statement read.

He also stressed the need for urgent attention to be given to the Carter bridge in order to make movement of people and goods easy adding that the Federal government is committed to rehabilitating these bridges as soon as possible to save it from further deterioration as government cannot afford to construct new ones.

Umahi pointed out the need for CCTV cameras to be installed to watch the bridges for rapid response when the need arises.

The Director Highways, South West in the Ministry Engr Adedamola Kuti advised Nigerians to desist from the illegal activities around the bridge and the people to promptly report any of such.

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