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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by uuzba(m): 1:16am On Jul 29
The "cable" on this bridge does nothing for the bridge. It's just there to make the bridge not look boring.
How can they put cable support and still put piers under the same bridge again?
It's either one or the other. Not both

Suspension bridge with cables does not have more than 2 piers and that's for the cable support only.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by uuzba(m): 1:21am On Jul 29
Omihanifa:
1.36km bridge at the cost of 29billion naira is clearly over inflated undecided but it's still better than doing nothing sha smiley
It's because the whole 200 million Nigerians cannot refine steel and make rods. So we have to import everything to make anything in this country.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by uuzba(m): 1:34am On Jul 29
TechDaddy:
No matter how many good infrastructure Lagos puts up, they will quickly deteriorate under the weight of overpopulation.

The FG should work towards creating more commercial cities so that people can have options to go those places to trade or work. That's how economies grow!
Eh, but how do you just create commercial cities like that?
Lagos own seems to be because of the seaport that led to the visit of the British colonists by sea, which led to the building of infrastructure, roads, office's, houses and markets....

Other states in Nigeria, na to Sidon look. Even warri that is a port city and Europeans once filled the place in the 40's, warri today is just dry.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by sulaak(m): 3:15am On Jul 29
TechDaddy:
No matter how many good infrastructure Lagos puts up, they will quickly deteriorate under the weight of overpopulation.

The FG should work towards creating more commercial cities so that people can have options to go those places to trade or work. That's how economies grow!

Th state governors should upgrade their towns and villages to commercial cities.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by sulaak(m): 3:24am On Jul 29
uuzba:

It's because the whole 200 million Nigerians cannot refine steel and make rods. So we have to import everything to make anything in this country.

Nigeria has two steel plants Delta Steel and Ajaokuta and three rolling mills with a combine capacity of 11 million tonnes but the country cannot produce one bar of steel, but imports 5 million tonnes annually. European history confirms that the industrial revolution was based on the discovery and use of coal, iron and steel.

Nigeria has three three refineries but cannot refine one cup of oil.



There was a country

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by ThatFairGuy1: 4:14am On Jul 29
Beautiful. Eko for show, Lagos for action!

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by Cashsteady(m): 4:36am On Jul 29
TechDaddy:
No matter how many good infrastructure Lagos puts up, they will quickly deteriorate under the weight of overpopulation.

The FG should work towards creating more commercial cities so that people can have options to go those places to trade or work. That's how economies grow!



Thank you my brother, Lagos is a actually A very beautiful place to be but the population is killing it. the population is making it look worse. imagine if Lagos had the same population with the likes of Accra the roads will be perfectly ok,the city will look very organized and very neat.. FG should also invest more on other states for example ogun state TBH if FG can invest more on that state it will easily meet up with lagos and the likes of oyo state, rivers and akwa ibom state FG should invest more on them

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by fr3do(m): 5:09am On Jul 29
TechDaddy:
No matter how many good infrastructure Lagos puts up, they will quickly deteriorate under the weight of overpopulation.

The FG should work towards creating more commercial cities so that people can have options to go those places to trade or work. That's how economies grow!

Word!

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by TechDaddy: 5:56am On Jul 29
uuzba:

Eh, but how do you just create commercial cities like that?
Lagos own seems to be because of the seaport that led to the visit of the British colonists by sea, which led to the building of infrastructure, roads, office's, houses and markets....

Other states in Nigeria, na to Sidon look. Even warri that is a port city and Europeans once filled the place in the 40's, warri today is just dry.

It's not that difficult to create commercial cities especially in the southern coastal region. The FG can:

1) Construct a modern coastal road that links Lagos to Warri, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Calabar.( This has to be done with caution because sea levels are rising.

2) Construct a high speed railway along the Southern coast.

This rail service will encourage people to live in these other places while working in Lagos. A lot of people work in London but live elsewhere. In Lagos people also go to work from Ogun state but the traffic is horrible.

3) Build trade free zones in other places and reduce taxes for companies who move to the zones.

4) Build seaports and international airports in these places. By now Rivers State should have an International Airport.

5) Invest heavily in agriculture in these places.

More of these can be discovered upon research. But here is a good start.

I agree with you. Many states have been complacent. That's why we need visionary leaders at all levels of government. This country is too blessed for everyone to pack themselves in Lagos and be living substandard lives. (Traffic, Mosquitoes, Overcrowding, etc)

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by femi4: 6:00am On Jul 29
Lekki is 85% water
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by TechDaddy: 6:01am On Jul 29
sulaak:


Th state governors should upgrade their towns and villages to commercial cities.

Exactly! It's not just FG business. It's only in Nigeria that you'll visit some states and you'll be wondering what their government has been doing with FG's allocations. You'll just be seeing vast areas of land not being used for anything (even agriculture!). Whereas almost half of the country will be squeezing in small Lagos. Sometimes it seems as if we're cursed. It's unbelievable.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by dairykidd(m): 6:50am On Jul 29
gnykelly:
when are we Nigerians going to start building companies that rival company like Julius Berger.
We prefer working for other people and building their dreams while slaving away because of money that wont even survive into the next generation..so maybe in the year 8022 hopefully undecided

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by RealEzee(m): 8:16am On Jul 29
The rich link Bridge actually

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by PureGoldh(m): 9:09am On Jul 29
E make sense
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by Wigetsolar: 9:11am On Jul 29
Issok
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by Amotekun777: 9:18am On Jul 29
Nonsense Bride! angry
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by CocoaOla: 9:19am On Jul 29
Scam alerts! We pay to touch it there was a country indeed
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by dangoteinlaw: 9:21am On Jul 29
Abeg stop referring to this bridge as a cable slayed. Thinkin of it as a Toyota with a benz logo, they both work but one is superior however done to collect more kickbacks.
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by pquaver(m): 9:22am On Jul 29
bigtt76:
While I agree with you that the cost may have been over - inflated, but comparing the cost with that elsewhere may not really give the correct value. The steel roads and bars needs to be imported into Nigeria and cleared at a cost. If your comparison is in a country where the steel rods and bars are not subject to importation, then the cost of the same length of bridge would be cheaper.





Have you also factored in location, terrain and compensations? Build in swampy and hills and normal ground is not the same in cost even if you are building the exact same thing..

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by Midex88(m): 9:26am On Jul 29
Eko oni baje
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by Oshokalo: 9:26am On Jul 29
I don't know why they collect toll fee from a dat was built with public fund,why can't dey mentain it with tax payers money
Dis country self
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by nothingspoil70: 9:26am On Jul 29
gnykelly:
when are we Nigerians going to start building companies that rival company like Julius Berger.
We are waiting for you to build it
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by mamaafrik(m): 9:26am On Jul 29
Two friends of mine one from SE and the other from North central brought an argument to me recently and i decided to throw it open to a wider intelligent audience about Lagos-kano and Lago_calabar rail line so i can arrive at my answer.When looking at the following factors:Economic,Financial,Tourism , Historical ,Administrative and social-cultural benefit accrued to the execution of these projects and the present factor at play of one already having an old gauge.

There is paucity of fund to face Both at a go,you can only execute one at a time ,which do you think should be executed first between Lagos-kano and Lagos-calabar route.
Let's put ourselves in our leaders shoes this time,imagine you are a a project engineer and also and project accountant at the same time.
Kindly explain reasons for your answers
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by tot(f): 9:28am On Jul 29
CARLOSZ:
Pictures of the construction

Thanks for sharing. Really nice to see the behind-the-scenes pictures.

Engineers are geniuses, lol.
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by naturalwaves: 9:29am On Jul 29
bigtt76:
While I agree with you that the cost may have been over - inflated, but comparing the cost with that elsewhere may not really give the correct value. The steel roads and bars needs to be imported into Nigeria and cleared at a cost. If your comparison is in a country where the steel rods and bars are not subject to importation, then the cost of the same length of bridge would be cheaper.

Moreover, the project is not a mere road. It is a bridge. The bridge is not an ordinary one but a suspended bridge. I read somewhere that the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge is one of the few suspended bridges in Africa and suspended bridges cost a fortune. His argument is therefore very flawed.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by tot(f): 9:30am On Jul 29
TechDaddy:


Exactly! It's not just FG business. It's only in Nigeria that you'll visit some states and you'll be wondering what their government has been doing with FG's allocations. You'll just be seeing vast areas of land not being used for anything (even agriculture!). Whereas almost half of the country will be squeezing in small Lagos. Sometimes it seems as if we're cursed. It's unbelievable.

That's what happens when the wrong people with wrong motives are in leadership positions. Until people with vision and a +ve agenda are elected, it's not going to change.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by BigTableShaker(f): 9:30am On Jul 29
chukwuibuipob:
winksad We ipodo yweets developed Lagos angry undecided
Flatinos go dye today.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by bergs2(m): 9:30am On Jul 29
CARLOSZ:


Truth
And also Tolling a public project executed with public funds is pure scam, but we're in Nigeria.

@bolded.
That's the lamest thing to continue to say.
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by taxiappguy: 9:33am On Jul 29
Picture 5 still gives me a headache just looking at it. The noise that machine makes as it rams the piling into bedrock is out of this world. Imagine every 20 or so seconds a constant very very loud bang. Oh my god, THAT MACHINE!
Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by naturalwaves: 9:35am On Jul 29
Oshokalo:
I don't know why they collect toll fee from a dat was built with public fund,why can't dey mentain it with tax payers money
Dis country self
I will suggest you go online and read... Why roads are tolled worldwide.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by saajus: 9:36am On Jul 29
Easy peasy. Good job but four years for this short bridge is too long. We overstretch Julius Berger. I hope our indigenous construction companies step up and be handling these kinds of project. If Ajaokuta is working, the cost will massively reduce.

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Re: The Lekki-ikoyi Link Bridge (construction Pictures) by 9jatriot(m): 9:36am On Jul 29
How much does your state governor (past and present) build a bridge like this?
Omihanifa:
1.36km bridge at the cost of 29billion naira is clearly over inflated undecided but it's still better than doing nothing sha smiley

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