Nigeria's Carter Bridge is Close to Collapse



Author:
BattaBox
Publisher:
BattaBox
Publication Date:
24 April 2019
Tags:
Nigeria, Transport and Shipping

Let's bring you up to speed on the history of Carter Bridge; Carter Bridge was built in 1901 as one of the three bridges built with the sole aim of connecting Lagos Island and Mainland. It is the first of the three bridges presently completed in Lagos and a said agreement on construction of the 4th mainland bridge. The other two (2) completed apart from Carter Bridge are the Eko Bridge and Third Mainland Bridge.

Carter Bridge was built during the British colony in Lagos before Nigeria got her independence and was named after the then governor of the colony, Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter. And in the 1970s, it was demolished, redesigned, rebuilt and completed by 1973 presently linking Alaka-ijora, Iddo to Idumota, Lagos Island.