Scope: 3 main bridges (across Afa Creek, Opobo Channel & Nanabie Creek) + Road —38km Total — connecting Bodo on Mainland to Bonny Island
Flagged-off by @ProfOsinbajo Oct2017, ~40 years after conception
The 2nd Niger Bridge will connect Asaba in Delta State and Onitsha in Anambra State, across the River Niger.
[The existing Bridge was constructed in 1965] #PMBMeansBusiness
-Phase 1 (see prev tweet) starts in the Asaba community of Oko Amakom, and ends in the Onitsha community of Atani
-Est completion date of the 11.6km Phase 1: Feb 2022
-The @MBuhari Admin PAID N33 billion for the Project in Q3 2018
The Onitsha community is called Atani.
The 6-Lane Expressway starts in Oko Amakom (Asaba) and ends in Atani (Onitsha).
In between will be the Bridge itself.
Carpentry Workshop, Store, Clinic etc. I’m told the project will employ 1,200 direct workers. #TheYearOfInfrastructure
This is the Atani Creek (in Onitsha) in the foreground, being diverted as part of the construction project. In the background is the structure being built for the Creek diversion. #infrastructure
Starts with driving 45m—54m Piles into the ground/water
Then there’s Reinforcement of the Pile Cap
Then the Piers are cast
Then the Pier Head
Then the Bearing
Then the Beam of the bridge
It arrived shortly before 8am, & we got tickets (free for now, commercial ops haven’t started)