Oyo opens Olodo Bridge to vehicular movement 10 months after closure


The Oyo State Government has opened the newly constructed Olodo bridge in Ibadan, the state capital, 10 months after it ordered the closure of the old one.

Saga Gist recalls that the old bridge was washed away by flood in July last year, prompting the state government to order its closure and promise to construct a new one.

Saga Gist reports that the government opened the reconstructed half of the bridge for vehicular movement on Saturday.

Governor Seyi Makinde, who was represented by the Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Dahud Shangodoyin, opened the completed right side of the bridge, which serves as a link to Osun State.

He said, “It is with fulfillment and joy that I welcome you to the event of today, which is a further demonstration of this administration’s commitment to the delivery of dividends of democracy to all the nooks and crannies of the state without regard to the political inclination, religious affiliation or socio-economic group of our people.

“The need for construction of 35.6km Iwo Road-Olodo Bank-Elesingodogbo-Odo Oba (Oyo/Osun State boundary) was borne out of the passion of the current administration in Oyo State to concentrate energy on projects with potentials for the expansion of the economy of the state and engineering a modern Oyo State.

“The pavement at the approaches of the bridge is made up of 200mm thick lateritic sub-base, 200mm thick stone base, 50mm asphaltic binder course and 40mm asphaltic concrete wearing course, the surfacing is completed with road lane marking.”

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