The project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The bridge will be tolled to meet the construction and maintenance costs that will be managed by the project consortium, during the 25 year period. After this period ends, it will be transferred back to the Federal Ministry of Works. The toll plaza (near Amakom Village) will have 10 toll booths in both directions (20 total) and will also include a police station, service building, maintenance shed, administrative buildings, a weight station and a towing service.
Preliminary works commenced in March 2014, however construction is slated for November 2014 and should be completed within 41 months, by March 2018.
The section below shows the spans of the bridge. The main Bridge section has two spans of 90 metres and three central spans of 150 metres. The centre-most span of 150 is the Shipping Channel and has a horizontal clearance of 120m and a height clearance of 15 metres. The Onitsha span is the shortest part of the Bridge (East), while the Asaba span (West) is the longest.
Written by T.Adeniyi for BBB. Information sourced from NSIA