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Second Niger Bridge Completed, open For Use Soon- Fashola

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says the construction of the Second Niger Bridge has been completed.

Fashola said the bridge, linking Anambra and Delta states, will soon be commissioned for public use.

The minister said this at a ministerial press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.

The two-term former governor of Lagos State said the only factor delaying the commissioning of the bridge is the construction of the link road.

“I can confirm that the Second Niger Bridge itself is finished. People can walk through the bridge now unimpeded. What remains is the four-kilometer link road on the Asaba side.

“Right now, our dredger is in place, we have to rebuild the road by reclaiming sand, the recent surge of flood has slowed us down. On the Onitsha side, there is a 7kilometre road that links the bridge and the Onitsha-Owerri interchange,” Fashola said.

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