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Third Mainland bridge fully opens

The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos, which has been shut for repairs since July 2020, will be fully reopened this weekend.

The bridge has been only partially accessible since the repair work started.

The 11.8km third mainland bridge is the longest of the three bridges connecting Lagos island to the mainland. It is also the longest bridge in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat, says the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that the bridge will be reopened this weekend.

“The minister says a lot of work was done on third mainland bridge and people can check the handle @tmbrehab or hashtag #tmbrehab to see the level of work that has been done on the bridge from the beginning,”

The bridge should have been fully reopened before now but the #EndSARS protests affected its scheduled completion.

12 expansion joints on the bridge have been replaced to reinforce the superstructure of the edifice.

Constructed in 1990, the bridge was adjudged to be the longest in Africa until 1996 when the Oct. 6 Bridge in Cairo, Egypt was completed.

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