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Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. The dam is more than 100 years old and was built to power Winnipeg's street cars and allow for street lights before WW I. Hydro plans to spend more than $2 billion to replace it, subject to approval. 
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Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A truck operator takes a moment to view the ongoing construction while vehicles drive across the temporary causeway in the middle-ground. The main offices for the construction site sit on the far shore in the back-ground.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A construction worker walks between temporary offices close to the construction site at the new spillway.
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Crews work on the area around the
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The tour group stands on high ground to get an overall view of the construction site. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Crews work on the area around the
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Glenn Scheider from Manitoba Hydro stands beneath the new transformers outside the 100-year-old power plant building for the Pointe Du Bois dam. The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. The dam is more than 100 years old and was built to power the Winnipeg's street cars and allow for street lights before WW I. Hydro plans to spend more than $2 billion to replace it, subject to approval. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. 
MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. The dam is more than 100 years old and was built to power Winnipeg's street cars and allow for street lights before WW I. Hydro plans to spend more than $2 billion to replace it, subject to approval. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A truck operator takes a moment to view the ongoing construction while vehicles drive across the temporary causeway in the middle-ground. The main offices for the construction site sit on the far shore in the back-ground. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
A construction worker walks between temporary offices close to the construction site at the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Crews work on the area around the "plug" which keeps the water away from the new spillway. Once the new spillway is done and all the construction is finished the plug will be removed to allow the water to flow through. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The tour group stands on high ground to get an overall view of the construction site. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The old spillway allows water through, but the mechanics on controlling the water is over 100 years old and very dangerous for employees who manage the dam. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Construction continues on the structure for the new spillway. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Crews work on the area around the "plug" which keeps the water away from the new spillway. Once the new spillway is done and all the construction is finished the plug will be removed to allow the water to flow through. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Glenn Scheider from Manitoba Hydro stands beneath the new transformers outside the 100-year-old power plant building for the Pointe Du Bois dam. The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. The dam is more than 100 years old and was built to power the Winnipeg's street cars and allow for street lights before WW I. Hydro plans to spend more than $2 billion to replace it, subject to approval. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The power plant that houses all the generators that produce the electricity for Winnipeg. Much of the equipment is original and very outdated. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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