Lagos State Government yesterday reopened the Third Mainland Bridge which was temporarily closed for Investigative Maintenance Test.
The state’s Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam said the decision to reopen the bridge by 5 PM yesterday earlier than announced followed the completion of the test by engineers.
The government thanked motorists and residents for their cooperation and patience while the closure lasted.
The State Government, in partnership with the Federal Government, had temporarily shut the bridge for the Investigative Maintenance Test with the closure initially scheduled to last from midnight of last Thursday to midnight of Sunday.
The state’s Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson had also at an earlier press briefing to give update hinted that the other two bridges in the state, Carter and Eko, would also go through the integrity test, after the tankers on the roads have been successfully evacuated in few weeks.
According to him, the result of the integrity test will determine what actions would follow adding that it will be addressed by the Federal Ministry of Works.
The commissioner also said that the government was working very hard to take tankers off Apapa-Oshodi expressway and after that is done it would conduct integrity test Apapa and other bridges in the state for further action.
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