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.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
UFO sightings taking off across the country
Pothole season could last until June
Activists for disabled slam safe-driving ad
Browaty wants complete waiving of thawed-line costs
We build; will they come?
South Korea pact cheers livestock sector
Drunk driver in tragedy pays
Jeered young Islanders fan receives outpouring
Developer dinged for $170,000
A new world, where only the sky is the same
'Perfect storm' leads Carey to Edmonton
Chiefs replace one of their own