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Old September 14th, 2011, 03:21 AM   #41
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4 months since the last picture, any progress?
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Old September 26th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #42
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West Africa’s first suspension bridge in Lagos hits 72% completion

Monday, 26 September 2011 00:00 By Tosin Fodeke



AHEAD of plans to decongest the existing Lekki-Epe corridor from traffic congestion, construction giant, Messrs Julius Berger Plc revealed at the weekend that construction activities at the ambitious West Africa’s first suspension bridge has reached 72 per cent completion.

Contract for the bridge project was awarded in March 2009 by the Lagos State government, conceived and partly designed as an alternative route meant to address the traffic problem associated with the area, and to shorten travel time between Ikoyi and Lekki as against what currently obtains, where motorists on a bad day (when traffic is hectic on Lekki-Epe Expressway) spend hours before reaching their destinations.

The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge has a length of 1,358m with the height of the pylon being 87 metres from water level. Work began on it in 2009, and is expected to be completed next year, according to senior officials.
A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders.

Statistics shows that the bridge is designed to have a maximum of 3.5 per cent vertical alignment and minimum radius of 350 metres horizontal alignment with 90 metres pylon height from water level. Additional facilities to be added on full completion are 2.3mx2 walkway, streetlights and cable ducts. The cable bridge has a length of 170 metres and a height of 87 metres from water level, and consists of two spans with an average of 85 metres.

The 1358-metre bridge (length) is being constructed across the lagoon flowing towards Osborne in Ikoyi and Lekki Scheme1 Housing Estate. The project is anchored on Admiralty Way end of the new Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge expected to be terminated at Alexander Road on Ikoyi. The bridge is also designed to have a maximum of 3.5 per cent vertical alignment and minimum radius of 350 metres horizontal alignment with 90 metres pylon height from water level. Additional facilities to be added on full completion are 2.3mx2 walkway, streetlights and cable ducts.

Specifically, the company confirmed to The Guardian through its Technical Manager, Dr. Peer Lubasch, that the foundation of the bridge approach area and part of the main bridge had been finished putting the percentage work done at 72 per cent.

He also revealed that construction of the roundabout area towards Lekki and Ikoyi would begin in January next year while total completion of the project would come at the end of 2012

According to Head of Department Technical Services Julius Berger Plc, Mr. Joern Seitz, an engineer, Bilfinger Berger Nigeria GmbH developed customised designs for bridges as the bridge was embarked by the state government to help decongest the existing Lekki-Epe corridor by way of moving traffic direct from Ikoyi to the Peninsula without having to drive through the torturous Falomo Bridge via Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue in Victoria Island.

“We provide Julius Berger Nigeria with materials and equipment that are difficult or impossible to procure inside the country. We thus provide logistical and planning support for the construction of the Lekki-lkoyi Bridge in Lagos,” Seitz said.

Also according to one of the site engineers, Segun Ajibola, engineering specifications length of approach road from at Ikoyi will be 338 metres. Walkways on both sides of the bridge are put at 2.3metres as width of the bridge (carriageway) stands at 8 metres x 2 metres.

It would be also recalled that the sum of N10 billion was reported released by the Lagos State Government in 2009 to Messrs. Julius Berger Plc, towards the execution of two major infrastructure development projects in the bustling city.

The projects include the expansion of the Eric Moore-Mile 2 Road (which is the initial leg of the multi-billion-naira, multi-phase Lagos-Badagry Expressway rehabilitation scheme) as well as the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge (connecting Lekki Peninsular Scheme I with Osborne Road in Ikoyi).



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Old September 26th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #43
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I guess they are way behind schedule b/c I thought I remember Fashola saying that the bridge would be delivered by this past summer.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #44
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The website that I got this from said they got it from skyscrapercity?
Maybe it was posted in a different thread.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #45
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Last two pics looks to be pile foundations for the bridge pylon.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 04:13 PM   #46
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Photos taken October 2011 courtesy of Ritli (Rita)

These Photos were take in October, but according to reliable sources from December the Bridge is almost completed.



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Old December 19th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #47
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Photos most likely taken December 2011 courtesy of tundefashola.com

Fashola Inspects Ikoyi Bridge Now At 80% Completion











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Dec 18, 2011 - Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), Sunday inspected the state of work at the 1.35 kilometre Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge which is currently at 80 percent completion.

The first of its kind Cable Stay Bridge, with Pylons that will be 90 metres high, which will connect Admiralty Way in Lekki to the Osborne Road end in Ikoyi, is conceptualized to ease traffic at the corridor and make travelling between the two high-brow communities easier.

It is being handled by Julius Berger, one of the leading construction giants in the country, whose Project Manager, Mr. Christian Moessman, led the Governor and his entourage to walk through the project. Other top officials of Julius Berger present were the Division Manager Mr. Wolfgang Loesser, Operations Manager, Mr. Thomas Haag and Contract Co-ordinator, Engineer Nath Ikem.

The Governor had earlier, in company of his Works and Infrastructure Commissioner, Dr. Femi Hamzat, Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Ganiyu Johnson, Special Adviser, Private Public Participation (PPP), Mr. Ayo Gbeleyi and Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, inspected the Lekki-Epe Toll Plaza 2 and the on-going alternative road that will run through Chevron Road to the back of Olorunshola Estate and back on the Expressway.

He expressed satisfaction at the quality of work done on the road which is at 50 percent completion and was certain that government would expedite action on its completion.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #48
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Old December 19th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #49
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Looks great!!
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:04 AM   #50
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:05 AM   #51
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Old December 30th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #52
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Cool pics, thanks for the update.

If you look carefully you will be able to see the tower plyon all the way from falamo bridge (a very far distance). Just shows how tall it really is and its not even completed.

I'll try and take some pics if I could
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Old December 31st, 2011, 11:54 AM   #53
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Can't see them.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 02:46 AM   #54
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Can't see them.
That is because it is linked to Nairaland.

It is not a good idea to link pictures to Nairaland anymore guys.

See the pictures here

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-829205.96.html

Once you have seen the pictures here....the pics will also appear here through cache.
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Great progress, and beautiful design. I love cable stayed bridges.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #56
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It's February now, this has to be close!
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Old March 20th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #57
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Courtesy of Julius Berger

The Admiralty-Alexander Link Bridge will soon connect two highly frequented districts of Lagos, providing relief to existing routes in the economic center of Nigeria. With impressive pylon and cable-stayed construction, technology never before used in Nigeria, JB’s pioneering role in technological development is showcased.








Date of Images unknown, but I think they were uploaded or modified on May 2011...so these pictures might be May 2011 or from May 2011
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Nice updates...... But damn they slow.... lol
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Old March 20th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #59
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These are not new updates
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Courtesy of naptu2 [Nairaland]

Alexander Road, Ikoyi end of the bridge.



Cables are being installed









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