Eko Bridge Not Under Threat Of Collapse?

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Julius Berger Construction Company have replaced all the
48 steel columns of the Eko Bridge damaged by fire in 2008
to prevent collapse of the bridge, the Federal Controller of
Works in Lagos, Mr Godwin Eke, has said.
Eke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the columns
were installed on a span damaged by fire in 2008 to make
the bridge stable pending complete rehabilitation of the
bridge.
He said that the repairs of the abutment of the Third
Mainland Bridge as well as that of the Marine Beach Bridge,
which was also damaged by fire, were ongoing.
“For Eko Bridge, Julius Berger has installed the steel
columns to hold the bridge and we are now awaiting the
procurement of the permanent works to do the full
rehabilitation of the bridge.
“So, the question of the bridge collapsing is out of the
question.
“48 columns were installed to hold the bridge.
“We are currently working on the Third Mainland Bridge
abutment by Borini Porini not Julius Berger.
“The Marine Beach Bridge has been closed for quite a while
now, a local contractor, Build Well Plant Construction
Limited, is handling that one, he has finished rehabilitating
the under, he would start work on the surface next year”.
On the plans to evacuate the traders and artisans who
caused the fire that damaged both Eko Bridge and the
Marine Beach Bridges, the controller said that the Federal
Government was planning to fence the areas. (NAN)

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