The Federal Ministry of Works has announced that Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, will be shut for integrity tests, following the tanker accident that claimed two lives.

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A letter addressed to the Lagos State Government and signed by the Deputy Director, Highways, Federal Ministry of Works, K.Y. Ibrahim, requested the support of the state for the success of the job.

Ibrahim said the contractor handling the Kara Bridge section of the expressway requested that the bridge be shut from Friday to Sunday in order to ascertain the bridge’s “serviceability state after the fire incident”.

“We now request the support of the Lagos State Government in terms of handling the expected high traffic volume that may be generated along the axis during the work and also to help evacuate the wreckage of the accident still on site,” the letter said.