Flyover bridge collapses along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway

One of the flyover bridges across the Enugu-Port Harcourt dual carriage expressway in Enugu has collapsed with no casualties.

The bridge collapsed on Monday morning and is located at kilometre one of the expressway, which lies between the Naira Triangle and the New Artisan axis of the Enugu metropolis.

The incident forced motorists plying the expressway to divert to alternative routes within the metropolis to continue their journey.

Police operatives, Federal and Enugu State Ministries of Works officials, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FEMA), and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) were sighted within the area to assess the situation and assist road users.

A witness, who gave his name as John Nwokobia, said there was no casualty as artisans and street hawkers were yet to come out of their homes for the day’s activities when the incident happened.

The witness, however, noted that commuters on the axis are likely to encounter serious gridlock in the coming days due to the collapsed bridge.

The police, federal, or state governments have yet to issue an official statement on the incident at the time of this report.