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Winnipeg Free Press: A feast for span fans

January 22, 2024 — 

According to Richard Milgrom, head of the Department of City Planning in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba: “The engineering approach is, ‘How do we get across the river?’ and we solve that by putting the road across the river. But the bridge can be an opportunity to do more than that, which might be placemaking, or celebration, or just getting a different perspective on the city by looking along the river.

“So many times now, there’s no marking of the crossing, no celebration of the crossing, no recognition that there’s something underneath the bridge, especially the rivers.”

That’s an especially important issue in Winnipeg. Our rivers “should be celebrated, not ignored,” Milgrom says.

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