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Nigeria: Delayed repair work on Africa’s longest bridge starts

After a week-long postponement, repair work started on Africa’s longest bridge, the 3rd Mainland Bridge, in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos Sunday.

The authorities said the long overdue repair work is aimed at extending the life span of the bridge and the safety of commuters.

“The repair work will take four months, now we are not going to close down completely the third mainland bridge, it will be a partial closure,” Nigeria’s Minister of State for Works, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda, told journalists at the flagoff of the repair work on the 11.8-kilometre bridge.

Federal and state authorities said they have put in place traffic control measures to reduce the gridlock that will be occasioned by the repair

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