The Lagos state government has announced the closure of the popular Eko Bridge following the fire incident in Apongbon area of the state, The Cable report. According to a statement issued by the Lagos state government, it says the bridge will be closed indefinitely. The statement says: “TRAVEL ALERT: Eko Bridge has been shut indefinitely by the Lagos State Government due to a fire outbreak at Apongbon in the early hours of today. It will be recalled that Legit.ng on Wednesday, March 23 reported the fire outbreak where some nearby vehicles were affected with no life lost. Several reports also confirmed that the cause of the fire was unknown as it also affected various sections of the bridge.
In a follow up to the incident, the federal ministry of works announced that it will run integrity on affected areas.