Many Stranded as Olodo Bridge Collapses in Ibadan

Many passengers are stranded as a result of the collapse of Olodo bridge in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The bridge, which connects the city to the town of Iwo and Osun West Senatorial District in Osun State, collapsed after heavy downpour on Sunday, leading to flooding in the area.

This has caused a major disruption to travel through the Iwo Road Axis to other parts of Ibadan, Oyo and Osun states with thousands of people unable to reach their destinations.

Traffic officials are currently working to divert the traffic on the major highway which could be days or even weeks before it is repaired.

The Oyo and Osun state governments had signed an agreement for the reconstruction and expansion of the road in 2022 under the Seyi Makinde and Gboyega Oyetola administrations.

The project is currently on-going on the stretch of road which is expected to ease travel and commerce between several parts of Oyo and Osun states.