The Birth of The Second Niger Bridge: Julius Berger tests streetlights

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, the construction firm saddled building the Second Niger Bridge, has carried out a test run of the illumination on the bridge, by switching on the streetlights.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated that the bridge, which is in its final stage of construction, will soon be commissioned and opened to vehicular movement.

The bridge whose construction started in September 2018, stretches from Asaba in Delta state to Ozubulu and Ogbaru areas in Anambra state.

The bridge project was expected to be delivered by December 2022, but there is a second phase which is a 3.3km road on the delta side, and 7km on the Anambra side that is yet to start.

But the government has deemed it fit that upon completion of the first phase, the bridge should be opened to traffic by leveraging link roads on the Onitsha end through the interchange at Oba, and another on the Asaba end.

This bridge will definetly boost economic activities in the southeast region of the Nigerian nation.