Third Mainland BridgeEdit profile
The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8km in length.
However, there are recent reports that the Third Mainland Bridge is now vibrating, indicating that it needs urgent attention.
Remedial work has commenced on the failed portions of the bridge.
Recently, there have been rumours of cracks on the bridge. This however has been denied by authorities.