15 months after a fire incident at the bridge’s Apongbo section forced the Lagos State government to close Eko Bridge for significant repairs, the bridge has been reopened to traffic.
After leading government representatives in reopening the public facility on Sunday morning, State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu made the announcement.
Sanwo-olu, who posted on his Facebook page, said that the project’s success was made possible by the hard work and cooperation of the federal and state governments of Lagos.
“15 months,” the governor wrote.
I’m pleased to inform that the Eko Bridge, which had been closed for 15 months beginning in March 2022, has now reopened as a result of the efforts and cooperation of the Federal Government and Lagos State Government.
“A fire started by illicit trade seriously destroyed the bridge at the Apogbon portion. The bridge had to be closed for extensive repairs since the ferocity of the flame damaged key parts and the pillars that supported it.We are devoted to preserving and enhancing the sturdiness of this crucial infrastructure.