Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/14/2013 10:04 PM | Comments: 0
A bridge over the Red River is scheduled to be blown up Saturday morning and some residents of the small Manitoba town affected say they’re in shock.
A news release issued Thursday night by a committee of St. Jean Baptiste residents called the implosion an "unforeseen and disastrous event."
The planned implosion of the St. Jean Baptiste bridge over the Red River is set to take place at 9 a.m.
The bridge, which served as a major connector to surrounding communities, businesses and homes, was closed months ago because of failing piers.
Area residents had made up a committee and were expecting a new bridge to be in place in five years. A week ago, they received the notice from Rakowski Cartage & Wrecking advising of the planned implosion.
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