The Mile 2 bridge is now accessible to pedestrians in a bid to complete the Lagos blue line rail project.
Noticeably, the Mile 2 railway has been fenced, which prevents pedestrians from crossing the roads and traders from selling on the railways.
A crowd thronged the bridge as people from different parts of Mile 2 utilized it.
Notably, some pedestrians struggled while using the spacious and high bridge, which some claimed will take some time adapting to.
Adebisi Ahmed, Mile 2 resident, who was picking up his kids from school at the time, claimed some pedestrians are afraid of height which is understandable but soon users will adapt.
Ahmed said, “This Bridge takes getting used to, I have seen people complain about the height but I guess it’s high because of the terminal. The bridge is okay and if we use it more, it will help us preserve the rail tracks.”
Ahmed also implored pedestrians to make use of the bridge.
Chinonso Chukwudi, Festac Resident, commended the Lagos State Government for opening the bridge.
He said, “Since they completed the bridge, it has helped us reduce the risk of the motor accident, and most of us who don’t exercise, it helps you to exercise your body one way or the other.”
“We like it and we are enjoying it. It looks like we are doing something now in Lagos so we like it.”
He also commended the Government for fencing the railways which he considers a deterrent to crossing the roads.
Simon Ehiedu, a student, described the Mile 2 bridge as one of the busiest pedestrian bridges he has seen in Lagos.