A lowbed trailer carrying an excavator on Saturday damaged three flyover bridges on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Mr Olaseni Bakare, the Federal Controller of Works in Ogun, confirmed the incident to press agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a telephone interview.
“A lowbed trailer carrying an excavator, which the driving force claimed was coming from Ijebu Igbo and heading to Ibeshe, has caused serious damage to 3 of the flyover bridges on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“The height of the vehicle with the load is above the top room of the bridges. From the design of things , the driving force saw the primary bridge at Alapako at a high speed and traverse all the most beams on the Lagos bound.
He listed the bridges to incorporate Alapako, Fidiwo and Saapade, all on the Lagos -Ibadan.
He stated that the driving force tried forcing the vehicle through and within the process, damaged the bridges along the expressway.
“It continued to the Fidiwo bridge and made his way through, and causing damage to a number of the most beams.
“While the vehicle passed under the Ishara bridge with some scratches on the most beams, he got stuck under the Saapade bridge,” he said.
The FRSC and therefore the police have received the scene to arrest the driving force and impound the vehicle with the load.
Bakare said that the contractor executing project on the expressway, M/s RCC Nig. Ltd. had been instructed to shut the Alapako bridge to traffic as soon as possible due to the extent of injury .
He noted that efforts were on to disengage the vehicle from the bridge before being towed to the Ode Remo police headquarters , saying that the Divisional policeman (DPO) was also at the scene.