The Kwara State Government has begun the repair of the collapsed Moro Bridge on llorin-lgbeti highway.
The narrow bridge, which is on the main road that links the northern district of the state and Oyo north district with the rest of Kwara state, has a history of perennially caving in after repairs, including on some occasions after repairs by the Nigerian Army engineering corps.
The state commissioner for works and transport, Aro Yahaya, in Ilorin on Tuesday said that work had commenced as the steel and other materials purchased for the repair had been received.
Mr. Yahaya also disclosed that the state government had earlier in March intervened on the Ohan-bailey Bridge, also in Moro Local Government Area of the state.
The commissioner said although the two bridges are federal government facilities, the state government decided to carry out intervention work on them in order to ease hardship faced by road users and motorists.
While commending the federal government for its interventions on various roads within the state, Mr. Yahaya said only the reconstruction of the two bridges offer a lasting solution to their constant collapse.
He added that the reconstruction of the bridges will further boost agricultural activities in the area and the state in general, and ease transportation of farm produce to commercial destinations.
Mr. Yahaya urged commuters using the bridges to be patient while the repairs are being carried out.