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2nd Niger Bridge and the politics of Nigeria: Again, completion date for THE Bridge head shifted to 2024



2nd Niger Bridge and the politics of Nigeria: Once more, completion date for THE Bridge head shifted to 2024   COMPLETION date for the multi…

2nd Niger Bridge and the politics of Nigeria: Once more,
completion date for THE Bridge head shifted to 2024


COMPLETION date for the multi billion naira 2nd Niger Bridge
linking Delta and Anambra states has once more been shifted from the sooner
scheduled date of October, 2022 to the primary quarter of 2024.


 The implication of
that is that President Muhammadu Buhari, whose administration began the
building of the bridge 5 years in the past, wouldn’t be in workplace to fee
it as his tenure would finish in Could, 2023.


The  Appearing Federal
Controller of Works in Anambra State, 
Mr. Seyi Martins, who hinted of the brand new completion date nevertheless mentioned
work on the bridge had reached 95 per cent completion.


Martins, who spoke when members of the Council for
Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) toured the bridge  mentioned the primary part of the challenge, which
was the bridge correct, has considerably been accomplished.


In accordance with him, what was remaining was the ultimate asphalt
surfacing on the Asaba finish carriageway lane.


He mentioned the asphalt sporting course had been totally laid on
the Anambra finish carriageway lane, simply as different fittings, together with the
streetlights, the handrails, and the parapet wall had been accomplished.


Martins mentioned the bridge, which is about 1.7km parallel to
the prevailing bridge, was  a twin
carriageway with three lanes on each side measuring about 1.6km in size,
whereas the whole size of the challenge was 11.9km.


He additionally knowledgeable the COREN members that the metal guard
rails had been full and that the bridge was set for vehicular site visitors.


He acknowledged additional that the toll plaza space was virtually
accomplished, including that what was left was the set up of toll sales space


He mentioned: “The bridge challenge was anticipated to be delivered by
the tip of December 2022, however there’s a second part which is a 3.3km highway
strategy on the Delta facet and 7km of strategy highway on the Anambra facet that’s
but to begin.


“However the authorities has deemed it match that upon completion
of the primary part, it will likely be open to site visitors.


“On the Onitsha finish, there’s an interchange at Oba, the place
motorists can entry the bridge, whereas on the Asaba finish, there’s a hyperlink highway
we’re establishing to allow travellers to entry the bridge from
Benin-Onitsha highway”.


The Controller added that the bridge might be accessed from
the interchange being constructed at Oba on the Onitsha-Owerri highway to attach
site visitors on the Asaba-Benin expressway pending the completion of the second


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