Interesting Facts About The Third Mainland Bridge

Here are some interesting facts about one of Nigeria's busiest express way called the third mainland bridge.

The Third mainland bridge holds the title of being the longest bridge in Lagos,following closeby is the Eko and carter bridge,infact it is the longest bridge in Nigeria.

The third mainland bridge was the longest bridge in africa measuring 11.8 km in length,until it lost that title in 1996 to the 6th october bridge in cairo Egypt.
The Third main land bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi express way and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island ,it is also connected to Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba through a link midway.

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In 2006 it was speculated that the bridge was vibrating which resulted to closing part of the bridge for repairs,it was later re opened fully by 2012.

The Third mainland bridge was built in 1990 by Julius Berger and was commissioned by the then president Ibrahim Babangida.

Quick Facts About The Third Mainland Bridge Lagos

  • Formerly Africa's longest bridge 
  • Carries Vehicular traffic 
  • Connects Lagos Island to Lagos Mainland 
  • It is located in Lagos State Nigeria  
  • Official name is Ibrahim Babangida Bridge 
  • Total length of bridge 11.8 km 
  • Constructed by Julius Berger 
  • Officially Opened 1990 
  • Experience very high traffic daily 
  • It is an 8 lane bridge. 
  • It is also Nigeria's longest bridge