Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano says the Tsamiya Bakin Gada Bridge will be closed temporarily with effect from today.
In a statement, the Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Zubairu Mato in Kano, explains that the bridge is located on the Kano – Kwana Huguma – Kari Road at Kano/Jigawa border.
Mr Zubairu Mato said the Tsamiya Bakin Gada on Kano-Kwanar Huguma-Kari road was recently damaged by heavy rain storm, and had became a serious threat to motorists plying the route.
“The bridge would be closed from 30th August ,while traffic would be diverted to alternative route in Jigawa State such as Birnin Kudu (College of Nursing junction- through Kengere Village-through Dutse- Kwana Huguma Road), as a temporary solution pending completion of the reconstruction works of damaged bridge pier by the Federal Ministry of Works” he added
The statement wishes to inform the general motoring public in order to forestall disaster due to possible collapse and enjoined motorists plying the route to note this and drive carefully on the alternative route.