Construction of 2nd Niger Bridge in Nigeria is set to be completed by February 2022; the engineering construction contractor handling the project, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc., has confirmed. The Julius Berger Project Manager for the works, Engr. Friedrich Wieser gave the assurance to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, when he paid an inspection visit to the 2nd Niger Bridge project site at the Anambra axis.
According to Engr. Wieser, Julius Berger has mobilised 1,300 workers and 425 equipment to site to effect project delivery as scheduled. “The Bridge is being designed in line with applicable standard. The available resources and logistical efficiencies deployed contribute to the timely and successful completion of the project.
He further confirmed that the construction works were 33% complete. “We’re currently doing sand filling of a 7km access road to the bridge and it will be completed by September this year. For now, we have no challenges,” he affirmed.
Speaking during the tour, Mr. Fashola said that the completion of the 2nd Niger Bridge project as scheduled was a top priority agenda to the President, Muhammadu Buhari. He described the bridge as a missed opportunity of the past that has become today’s responsibility, adding that it is a front and centre project for the President to improve infrastructure and develop the economy.