Commuters will have to continue using detours as the City of Winnipeg announces that the Arlington Bridge will be closed until mid-October.
The 111-year-old bridge was closed on Sep. 5 and was originally scheduled to reopen on Oct. 2 at 6 a.m.
However, the City of Winnipeg says that maintenance work needs to continue on the steel through truss bridge. The bridge is now scheduled to reopen on Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 a.m.
The bridge was originally supposed to be decommissioned in 2020 and replaced by a new bridge crossing the CP Rail yard. That obviously never happened, and in February of this year, Mayor Scott Gillingham told reporters that the City does not have the money to build a new structure right now.
The City of Winnipeg advises commuters to use alternate routes like the McPhillips Street Underpass and the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge.