UM Today UM Today University of Manitoba UM Today UM Today UM Today

CTV Winnipeg: ‘It’s going to take some time’: Old rail bridge at The Forks to remain closed

January 9, 2024 — 

Young-Jin Cha, an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba, said Winnipeg’s climate and the bridge’s exposure to the elements are likely to blame for the upkeep.

“Definitely, through the 100 years, there will be excessive amount of deterioration,” said Cha.

He noted the assessment would likely include testing the integrity, safety and remaining lifespan of the structure. He estimates the repairs would cost in the millions.

Read more

, , ,

© University of Manitoba • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Canada • R3T 2N2

Emergency: 204-474-9341