The minister, who lamented that many of the bridges in Lagos and across the country had suffered neglect and had not been undergoing routine maintenance, directed engineers to begin work to realign the Apongbon bridge
He observed that some columns and beams of Nigeria’s longest bridge, Third Mainland, were threatened because of human activities, sand filling and ecological factors which resulted in erosion.
“The work we have come to inspect was awarded some years back when there was an indication of some mis-alignments here on the Lagos Outer Ring Road which is the beginning of what leads on to the Third Mainland Bridge itself which is just about here.
“And it is being caused by erosion, sand filling and other activities.
“This road has moved as a result of some sub-soil displacement,’’ Fashola said.
He decried indiscriminate parking and trading activities in some parts of Ebute Ero toward the Third Mainland Bridge.