All you need to know about Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

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One of the most notable landmarks in Lagos, the picturesque Lekki Ikoyi Bridge was constructed to offer an alternate route for linking Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island and its environs. The bridge covers a length of 1.358 kilometres and it offers an escape from the Lekki from traffic congestion at Ozumba Ndadiwe and Lekki.

Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge worth a whooping 29 Billion Naira was commissioned on the 29th of May, 2013 by the then governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge with its colourful lights and ocean backdrop is breathtaking beautiful at night.

The bridge is the first cable stay bridge in Nigeria, asides its use for vehicular traffic, it also doubles as a leisure facility for activities like running, jogging and other fitness activities during the early hours of the day and in the evening.

Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge

Top Things You Need to Know about Lekki Ikoyi Bridge

1. It cost 29 Billion Naira construct the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.

2. Lekki Ikoyi Bridge serves as an alternate route to avoid the Ozumba Mbadiwe and Lekki traffic.

3. The Bridge connects Lekki Phase 1 with Ikoyi axis.

4. Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge has a span of 1357metres, height pylon of 50 metres and 37 piers.

5. The Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge is the first cable stayed bridge in Nigeria.

6. The bridge is supported by several cables that run directly to one or more towers.

7. The bridge was constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria and the field service was carried out by PERI Frankfurt and PERI Weissenhorn, Germany.

8. The Lagos State Government contracted the project to Messrs Julius Berger on the 13th of March, 2009 and work officially started on the 11th of May, 2009.

9. The Bridge was commissioned on the 19th of May 2013 by the then Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

10. Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge was open to the public on the 1st of June 2013.

11. The bridge’s headroom is 9 metres above water level which allows the flow of maritme traffic.

12. The Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge is toll bridge.

13. The categories of vehicles that pay at at the toll are Class 1: Saloon cars (N300), Class 11: Mini-vans, SUVs, light pick-up trucks (N400), Class 111: Non-Commercial Buses with a maximum capacity of 26, Class IV: Motorcycles with 200cc Capacity and above (N200)

14. Vehicles prohibited from using the bridge include heavy duty trucks, Keke Marwa, Okada, Danfo and all other vehicles with a total seating capacity exceeding 26 person.

15. The waterway above on which the bridge is built is owned and controlled by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

16. The Lekki Ikoyi Link bridge doubles as a recreational facility for fitness enthusiasts who reside within Lekki-Ikoyi axis.

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