FG Allays Lagosians Fear Over Dorman Long Bridge
The Ministry of Works has allayed the fear of Lagos motorists and residents over the condition of the Dorman Bridge at Jibowu
A video showing a damaged part of the bridge had been circulating across social media in the last few days.
Reacting in a press statement signed by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Engr (Mrs) O.I Kesha, said that the bridge is in good condition.
It reads in part, ” The attention of
the ministry been drawn to a video being circulated on the social media, indicating that a section of Dorman-long Bridge connecting Ikorodu Road to Western Avenue (Jibowu-Ojuelegba) is in critical condition and requires urgent attention.
In response to this,the Lagos State Field Headquarters Engineers led by the Federal Controller of Works of the Ministry on Monday 18th September, 2023 inspected the bridge to ascertain the veracity of this claim.
During the inspection, it was discovered that this section of the bridge is in good condition as the bridge bearings at that location and all other locations along the bridge were noticed to be in healthy and serviceable conditions & only a negligible portion of the parapet wall was found to be damaged and this does not affect the structural stability of the bridge.
To this end, we wish to inform the general public that the Dorman-long bridge is in good condition and fit for use. Thus, the general public should put their mind at rest and continue to enjoy the use of the bridge with peace of mind.’