Work on 3rd mainland bridge worsens Lagos traffic

Lagos traffic condition has been worsened by the ongoing repair works at the 3rd mainland bridge in Nigeria, a major commercial city with an estimated population of 20 million.

The bridge has become the most coveted piece of real estate in Africa’s biggest city — at rush hour, it turns into a chokepoint that saps energy, fray’s nerves and drives up costs.

Cyril Oyenuga is clearly exhausted as he lifts a small towel wedged into the window to protect him from the sun.

Correspondents in Lagos report anger and frustrations on the faces of commuters who lamented that the government did not make efforts to create alternative routes before starting the repair works.

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