The federal government at the weekend opened the Apapa-Ijora Bridge to light traffic as the emergency repair works being carried out on it attained a milestone.
The bridge was shut on August 8 for emergency repair works on its failed sections and temporary coverage of the failed concrete bridge deck section following an inspection tour and a meeting with stakeholders by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
A statement by the Special Adviser on Communications to the minister, Mr. Hakeem Bello, said with the consistent attention from the contracting firm, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and supervisory work by officials of the ministry, work on the temporary coverage of the failed concrete bridge deck section was completed last Saturday including the approach to the bridge.
Also completed is the placement of height restriction gantry in order to ensure only light traffic can access the bridge.
Bello added that the bridge is now opened to light traffic while repair works continue on the diversions.