WINNIPEG, MB - The century old Arlington Bridge in Winnipeg is nearing the end of its useable life and must be replaced. The City of Winnipeg will share the proposed preliminary design plans and a model for a new bridge at a public information session.
The session will be Thursday, February 8, beginning at 5 p.m. at the North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility (90 Sinclair St.). Plans focus both on the bridge structure as well as improving traffic flow and transportation options in the areas surrounding the bridge.
Click play and watch a video of the proposed design.
“More than a thousand residents spoke with us during community conversations this fall, and hundreds more completed surveys either in person or online,” said Mike Pagtakhan, City Councillor for Point Douglas. “The public turnout was remarkable, and I extend my genuine thanks to everyone who shared their views on a new bridge for Arlington.”
Public feedback was gathered at more than a dozen community locations, including grocery stores, community centres, and local meeting places. A summary video describing what the City heard during the fall public engagement campaign and a summary of online survey results are available at winnipeg.ca/betterarlington.
“The Arlington Bridge connects two very diverse communities, and the public engagement campaign allowed us to ensure a wide range of voices were heard,” said Wayne Wyke, Principal of Dufferin School and a member of the PAC.
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post