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