3rd Mainland Bridge Latest: Repairs to be completed in October

The current repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will be completed by the end of October, according to the company handling the rehabilitation, Borini Prono Nigeria Limited.

The repair works, which began in July, had been scheduled for completion on 6 November.

However, Mr Nastani Claudio, Borini Prono’s Manager, told visiting members of the House of Representatives Sub-Committee on Works on Tuesday that only three of the eight joints were left to be fixed.

“We are now working on the last three joints,’’ Claudio told the lawmakers who were in Lagos for an on-the-spot assessment of works on the bridge and other projects.

The manager said that if the bridge was properly maintained after the current repairs, it would be all right for another 25 years.

Dr Rafiu Ibrahim, Ifelodun/Offa/Oyun Federal Constituency, Kwara, who led the team, told newsmen he was sure that the contractor would not disappoint the government.

“I want to take them by their words that they would deliver the project by the end of October, because only three joints are remaining,’’ he said.

Ibrahim identified funding as the major constraint to the quick completion of several road projects in the South West.