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Tanker Accident: Kara Bridge To Be Shut For Integrity Test - MINISTRY OF WORKS


LAGOS, NIGERIA - The Federal Ministry of Works has said that  Kara bridge, will be shut for integrity tests.

The decision is coming consequent upon a tanker accident that claimed two lives on Kara bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, on Sunday. 


According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works, K.Y. Ibrahim, and addressed to the Lagos State Government, the contractor handling that section of the expressway requested that the bridge be shut from Friday to Sunday in order to ascertain the bridge’s “serviceability state after the fire incident.”


The letter added that: "We now request the support of the Lagos State Government in terms of handling the expected high traffic volume that may be generated along the axis during the work and also to help evacuate the wreckage of the accident still on site.”


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