Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Gov Babatunde Fashola builds first suspension Bridge in West Africa

The Admiralty-Alexander (Lekki-Ikoyi) suspension link bridge has been completed at a cost of N29bn. The bridge which will soon be commissioned by the state governor, Babatunde Fashola is said to be one of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Reports say the bridge will be tolled to recoup the investments undertaken by the government to build it.
According to Kadri Hamzat, the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, the bridge, built by construction giants, Julius Berger, has a total lenght of 1.358km.
The bridge is expected to decongest traffic in Lekki area and is a cynosure of all eyes because of its beauty.
According to Hamzat, 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. The project will raise the property value along the corridor,” Hamzat said.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc began the construction of the bridge in October, 2008.

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