About The Longest Bridge in Nigeria — The Third Mainland Bridge

The Third Mainland Bridge is one of the three bridges linking Lagos Island to the mainland. It is longer than the other two bridges, the Eko and Carter bridges.


The bridge starts from Oworonshoki and ends Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. It was constructed by renowned engineering firm, Julius Berger and was commissioned in 1990 by General Ibrahim Babangida.

With a total length of 11.8 km, the Third Mainland Bridge is the longest in Nigeria and was the longest in Africa until 1996, when the 20.5 km long 6th October Bridge in Cairo was completed.

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Even though the official name of the bridge is “Ibrahim Babangida Bridge”, it is rarely called by this name. The bridge records very high traffic on a daily basis.

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