Lagos Lagoon is a valuable resource for Nigerians in many ways than one. Fishing, transportation, water, connection to the Atlantic, building sand, most of the timber from Forrestries in Ondo State are floated down to Lagos for export through the lagoon.
The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland, the other two being the Eko and Carter bridges. It is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi expressway and Lagos-Ibadan express way, and ends at the Adeniji Adele Interchange on Lagos Island. There is also a link midway through the bridge that leads to the Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba. The bridge was built by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and opened by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990; it measures about 11.8km in length. However, there are recent reports that the Third Mainland Bridge is now vibrating, indicating that it needs urgent attention. Remedial work has commenced on the failed portions of the bridge. Recently there have been rumors of cracks on the bridge. This however has been denied by authorities.