Wht We shutdown Third Mainland Bridge

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The third mainland bridge has been temporarily shut down for an investigative maintenance test.

The bridge was shut down on Thursday midnight after it was earlier announced by the Lagos State government.

Different government agencies and officials were seen on Thursday night waiting for the midnight deadline before the eventual closure of the bridge.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, was also at the bridge to supervise the closure.

The bridge was closed with concrete barriers put in place and will remain shut down till Sunday, August 26th.

According to the Lagos State government, the Third mainland bridge closure is to allow for investigative maintenance test on the bridge before embarking on proper repairs later.

The third mainland bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, the others are the Eko and Carter bridges.

The state government has therefore appealed for the cooperation, support and understanding of all motorists and residents, and also advised them to minimise non-essential travel and movements during the four-day closure.

See more photos from the closure of the bridge…

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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