Alternative Routes to Lagos Island as Closure of Third Mainland Bridge Looms

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As reported by Nairametrics, the second-longest bridge in Africa with an impressive 11,800m – the Third Mainland Bridge, is set to be shut down for a speculative period of 6 months. Half-a-year is no joke. The said bridge is arguably the most utilized bridge in the entire nation. This is because the Third Mainland Bridge is the best functioning link between Lagos Mainland and the Lagos Island. This distasteful news sends shivers down the spines of most Lagosians, especially the ones who must ply this route daily due to work. Not to worry, there are other alternative routes to Lagos Island.

What are the implications of the closure of the Third Mainland Bridge on Lagosians? Who are the most hit? FIND OUT.

The bridge, which starts from Oworonshoki and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island is ever-busy. It was opened for use in 1990 and was the longest in Africa until 1996 when the 6th-October Bridge in Cairo was completed. 

Even now, anyone who lives in Lagos Mainland e.g Egbeda, Ikeja, Surulere, Magodo, etc, and works on the Island e.g Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, etc already has a hard time getting to work every day. Returning from work daily is another stress entirely. Of the three bridges linking the Mainland Lagos to the Lagos Island right now, only the Third Mainland Bridge seems to be the fastest and least dangerous route to ply. However, check below for alternative routes to Lagos Island

Alternatives to Third Mainland Bridge

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE A: Ikorodu Road

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From Ketu/Ojota down to Fadeyi:

  • A. Through Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS.
  • B. Through Jibowu/Murtala Muhammed way to Oyingbo/Iddo/Carter Bridge

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE B: Lagos/ Abeokuta Express/Agege Motor Road

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  • From Toll Gate through Oshodi, Mushin to link Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE C: Gbagada Expressway

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From Berger or Ketu through Ojota Bridge/Ogudu/Carwash connect Gbagada Express to Anthony:

  • A. Link Ikorodu Road connect Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS
  • B. Through Oshodi connect Agege Motor Road to link Funsho Williams Avenue to Apongbon/CMS

Ferry option for Ikorodu residents

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For Ikorodu residents to beat traffic they can make use of the Ikorodu ferry terminal which can transport them in a 30-minute boat ride to the Victoria Island or Ajah area of Lagos Island. This is for those who do not like the aforementioned alternative routes to Lagos Island. (Guardian)

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