Viral images of bridge in circulation are that of Rivers’ Garrison flyover bridge, not Ebonyi

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AN X user @africafactszone, has posted a photo collage containing four images including that of flyover bridge and road with a claim that suggests they are in Ebonyi state, Nigeria.

In the post made on December 30, 2023 but which is still going viral, the X user inferred that the bridge is situated in Ebonyi state in Nigeria.

AfricaFactsZone, according to its bio on X is a page that posts facts about Africa and the world. It also claims that it is the most up-to-date facts platform.

 

CLAIM

Images show flyover bridge in Ebonyi state.

Screenshot of the claim; INSERT misleading verdict
Screenshot of the claim, as posted on X. INSERT: Misleading verdict

THE FINDINGS

Checks by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is MISLEADING!

A Google Reverse Image search conducted on the image showed that the bridge is not situated in Ebonyi state; rather, it is the Rebisi flyover bridge also known as Garrison flyover bridge situated in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.

According to media reports, the construction of flyover bridge commenced in 2019 by the then governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, but it was unveiled in 2020 by Babatunde Fashola, the then minister of Works and Housing.

The Rebisi (Garrison) flyover bridge is a 969.4 meters-long dual carriage flyover bridge.

Further findings showed that the Ebonyi state government had commissioned a flyover bridge in February 2023 in Afikpo South local government area of the state linking Ebonyi State to Abia, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states.

 

THE VERDICT

The claim that the images show flyover bridge in Ebonyi state is MISLEADING; the bridge is situated in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.

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Seasoned fact-checker and researcher Fatimah Quadri has written numerous fact-checks, explainers, and media literacy pieces for The FactCheckHub in an effort to combat information disorder. She can be reached at sunmibola_q on X or [email protected].

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