section of the IJora/Apapa Bridge, which was closed to traffic for repairs in
Also known as Leventis Bridge, the highway, which is a major exit point
from Apapa Wharf, was shut following a fire incident that affected its
South West, Mr. Funsho Adebiyi, said the action would assist in taking trucks
off the road and ease traffic flow around the port.
cooperation while the exercise lasted.
within Apapa axis were in good shape to ease businesses in the area, he,
however, warned that security agencies would begin the evacuation of miscreants
and illegal occupants of the bridge to prevent another inferno.
the expansion joints on the bridge were bad, adding that some other
deteriorated portions made it unsafe, hence its closure for repairs by Julius
completed maintenance work on. Earlier on, we completed that of Marine Beach.
We completed Coconut Bridge, Ijora 7Up Bridge and now the Leventis Bridge.”
that the Tincan Trailer Park, the main parking facility with supporting
amenities, including a police post, convenience and an office building (to be
used by the Nigeria Ports Authority) is ready.
protection, would be done within the next three months.
Albertazzi, said that most of the materials needed for completion of the
shoreline were already at the port awaiting clearance.
take over 400 trucks off the road, which will significantly ease traffic on
on August 5, 2016, inspected the damaged bridge. After a meeting with relevant
stakeholders on August 7, he ordered the immediate closure of the bridge.
repair works. But after an impact assessment of the bridge, it advised the
Federal Government to embark on its closure for comprehensive repairs.