Africa’s next longest bridge is an attempt by Nigeria to reclaim the title lost 2 decades ago to Egypt. The “4th Mainland Bridge” is proposed to be 38km long, beating Egypt’s “6th October Bridge” by 17.5 km. It will be sited in Lagos State to connect the island with mainland, which is already connected by three bridges. The longest of them all is the 11.8km “Third Mainland Bridge“.
During the recently held Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers Dinner and Award Ceremony, guber candidate for Lagos State Mr. James Akanmu hinted that the project is flawed. He said; “I must stress the issue of 4th mainland bridge. Experts have warned that we must review it in order not to cause more traffic issues. The Lekki-Epe Expressway is already at level A6; therefore, discharging traffic onto it might cause more discomfort.”