There are a lot of pedestrian bridges
in Lagos and this has safeguarded many lives from being knocked down by
vehicles on the highway. However, it is not all pedestrians’ uses these bridges
as some still prefer to cross the road. Also, it must be added that these
bridges serve as home to beggars, sellers and in fact, petty thieves.
The bridges in this report are
located at Fadeyi; Idi-Iroko and Ketu respectively. It must be said that there
are other bridges in between located at Onipanu, Palmgroove, Obanikoro, Anthony
before Idi-Iroko, thereafter the Ojota bridge before Ketu.
Herein are the difference in
pictures of these three bridges:
|Fadeyi bridge |
The Fadeyi bridge is the most
recently of these bridges by the administration of Governor Babatunde Raji
Fashola, SAN and it has all the facilities to support disabled; well covered
and the foot-traffic is heavy.
|The stretch of the bridge across the road, Idi Iroko bridge|
|Idi-Iroko bridge by Maryland Shopping Mall|
The Idi-Iroko bridge is a quiet
bridge on the extreme of the Independence tunnel with minimal foot traffic in this
residence area turned business area and recently boosted by the advent of
Maryland shopping mall. However, the bridge is equally falling off.
|The railings on the stretch of the Ketu bridge falling off|
|Beggars on the lower rung of the Ketu bridge|
The Ketu bridge aging because it
is located in a densely populated residential area. The bridge also has a lot
of beggars begging for alms on the lower rung of the bridge and some of the
railings are currently falling off.
Conclusively, these bridges have
different ages; various foot-traffic on daily basis and at this point, they need refurbishment and soon, might need to be reconstructed as they have varying degrees of deterioration.
Labels: Articles, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Beggars, Fadeyi, Idi-Iroko, Ikorodu Road, Ketu, Maryland Shopping Mall, Olutayo Irantiola, Pedestrian bridge, petty thieves, sellers