Vanguard (Lagos)

7 November 2012

Nigeria: Third Mainland Bridge - Ferma Denies Report of Pot-Holes After Repairs

Lagos — The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Wedneday, said that there were no potholes on the newly rehabilitated Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

According to FERMA Zonal Coordinator (South West II), Mr. Oladipo Fagbamila, the agency had carried out extensive maintenance of the bridge and there were no more potholes.

"No pot-holes there. Any body that said he has seen pot-holes should come and show me where they are on the Third Mainland Bridge," he said.

Fagbamila spoke against the backdrop of reports that there were still pot-holes on the bridge, which was reopened to traffic last week, after a four month long rehabilitation.

He, however, said that some minor cracks, which were on the bridge, were being worked upon.

"If you are talking about skin failure, that is, minor cracks on the bridge, our people have moved there to fill them," he said.

The FERMA zonal coordinator added that the agency would also move to site to begin the replacement of guard rails on the bridge before the end of the week.

He said that the materials for the replacement of the guard rails on both sides of the bridge were being put together.

"For all those guard rails that are falling off, we will repair them and put new ones.

"Before Friday, we will begin work because the parts are ready, and it is just to move them to site to replace all railings that have gone bad.

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