Winnipeg River Bridge on PR313

Background Information

The “skinny bridge” at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba is one of only three bridges crossing the Winnipeg River. Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) closed one lane of the bridge due to a failing bridge component on the north side. A large and diverse number of people and businesses rely on this important structure. Landmark is managing the stakeholder and public engagement process currently underway. 

After an extensive review of options, MIT selected identified Option 3 – replacing the bridge with a new, wider bridge, new pedestrian walkway and new under structure, all placed on the existing piers. The piers are in good condition to last more than 40 years, and the overall project cost is $50million less and will take 2 years shorter than building on newly constructed piers.