Bridge damaged after dump truck collision just north of Winnipeg
The province has closed a section of bridge on Highway 59 north for repairs after a dump truck was caught as it passed underneath.
Police said the truck did not have the bucket all the way down and it caught the overpass as it tried to drive under.
On Friday Manitoba Infrastructure said the bridge now needs repairs.
As a result it’s closed one lane of traffic of the bridge over the Red River Floodway while an inspection determines what needs to be fixed.
It’s not yet known how long that could take.
Alternate routes are PTH 8, 9 and 15. Lighter vehicle traffic can also take Henderson Highway, Bird’s Hill Road and PR 206. To access PTH 59 southbound from Oasis Road, motorists should use PR 213 (Garven Road).
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