Residents ignore warning signs

Ignoring warning signs and barriers put up by Lagos council, residents have been seen crossing the condemned D.Maria bridge.

Closed to all traffic on February 11, the bridge was quickly cordoned off after an inspection from the National Civil Engineers Lab (LNEC) found serious damage in the supporting structure.

The local council is awaiting further reports from the LNEC on the necessary measures to restore it.

In the meantime, the council has found a solution to ease traffic congestion by building a temporary roundabout linking the Meia Praia area and Lagos Marina to the EN125 road.

But despite signs in place as well as barriers across the bridge, the temptation to enjoy the traffic-free bridge has been too great for some.