Minister of power, works and housing, BABATUNDE FASHOLA, has said the federal government is planning to overhaul fifty bridges across the nation.
FASHOLA said this while inspecting the rehabilitation of Lagos Ring Road Bridge Abutment and Approach to the Third Mainland Bridge project in Lagos.
He told reporters that some columns and beams of the Third Mainland Bridge were threatened because of human activities, sand filling and ecological factors which resulted in erosion.
He said the project which was slowed down by funding would be completed in November.
The minister said many of the bridges in Lagos and across the country had suffered neglect and had not been undergoing routine maintenance, adding that the current administration was determined to correct the trend and had begun the process for maintenance of about 50 bridges across the country.