July 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Updated: July 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Bridge damaged after dump truck collision just north of Winnipeg

The province said Friday this bridge over the floodway along Highway 59 N was damaged after dump truck gets caught trying to pass underneath.


The province has closed a section of bridge on Highway 59 north for repairs after a dump truck was caught as it passed underneath.

READ: Dump truck fail shuts down one lane on Highway 59

RCMP closed off the right lane of Highway 59 N Thursday after a dump truck got lodged underneath the bridge near Spring Hill Drive.

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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