FG directs closure of Ijora-Olopa bridge
The Federal Ministry of Works on Wednesday closed down Ijora-Olopa Bridge in Lagos State over damage caused by vandals.
Hakeem Bello, spokesman for the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said this in a statement.
According to Bello, who identified the failed section as the Ijora-Olopa inward Ijora-Oloye–Apapa, the roads leading directly to the bridge such as Costain inward Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge descent inward Ijora Oloye had been closed to traffic from Tuesday night.
“The Federal Government directed the immediate closure of the Ijora-Olopa Bridge,” he stated.
“This follows the discovery that some miscreants have tampered with the major reinforcement elements of the deck from underneath, which led to the failure of a section of the Bridge along Ijora Olopa Road, beside Water Corporation, Ijora.”
Bello stated that working with Lagos State government and other traffic management authorities, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos has also issued the following Traffic Advisory to ensure that motorists and other members of the commuting public are able to use alternative routes.