The federal government has announced plans to spend about N270 billion within three years for the rehabilitation of 50 bridges due to decay of many of the existing ones.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola made this known while inspecting the rehabilitation of Lagos Ring Road Bridge.
Fashola said government would start with about N70 billion to N100 billion in year one and that priority will be given to the very critical bridges.
The minister directed engineers to begin work to realign the Apon-gbon Bridge while work will resume on many bridges that had suffered neglect across the country.
He observed that some columns and beams of Nigeria’s longest bridge, Third Mainland, were threatened because of human activities, sand filling and ecological factors which resulted in erosion.