The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Wednesday introduced that the continuing emergency rehabilitation of the Eko Bridge linking Alaka is sort of accomplished and will likely be prepared to be used in October.
Popoola informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) whereas inspecting the bridge in Lagos on Wednesday that the brand new bearings had arrived from abroad and had been changed together with the enlargement joints.
He disclosed that the bridge will likely be prepared to be used earlier than the tip of October.
“We’ve got eliminated the broken enlargement joint on Eko Bridge; we’ve additionally eliminated the bearings and changed the broken bearings with new ones.
“It was the bearings that failed initially and that’s the reason we’ve the piers which can be being labored on. Now, we’ve put the brand new bearings and we wish to full the concrete works on the piers.
“Then we’ll go on high of the bridge and substitute the enlargement joint earlier than we open it to site visitors.
“Earlier than the tip of October, we’re going to open this part of Eko Bridge (linking Alaka) to site visitors.
“The development supplies we had been anticipating from Europe have arrived, that’s the reason we’re fixing them at this level.
“The bearing has already been mounted there (pointing); what’s on high this iron is the jack that we utilized in lifting the deck of the bridge up, then we now put the bearings on high of the piers.
“That bearing is just like the pad that’s carrying the load,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the brand new bearings can be coated with concrete, assuring that the bridge can be accomplished and reopened to site visitors earlier than the tip of October.
The Federal Authorities had on March 10 closed the Alaka Bridge linking Eko Bridge in Lagos for emergency repairs.