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Monday, December 24, 2012

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT UNVEILS N29B LEKKI-IKOYI BRIDGE


The Lagos State Government has completed the Lekki-Ikoyi suspension bridge built at a cost of N29 billion. The link bridge will soon be formally commissioned by Governor Babatunde Fashola and a toll will be collected to recoup the N29 billion invested in building it.
The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. and has a total length of 1.358 km. The bridge is expected to decongest traffic in Lekki area and is a cynosure of all eyes because of its beauty.
 Julius Berger has five years contract to maintain the bridge and could be renewed at the expiration of the term. The bridge is designed to serve as a strategic by-pass and to reduce the travel time along Falomo Bridge, Alfred Rewane Road, Independence Bridge and Ahmadu Bello Way.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc began the construction of the bridge in October, 2008. The total length of the main bridge is 466m. The length of Cable Bridge is 170m (the suspended section), the height of Pyron is 87m from water level navigational requirement while the clearance average 9m above high water level.

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