Traffic on South Perimeter bridge restricted pending inspection

The Red River Bridge on the South Perimeter is partially closed for road inspection. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

A high-traffic Winnipeg roadway is partially closed, again.

According to the province, the South Perimeter Highway bridge over the Red River has been restricted to one lane for an undetermined amount of time.

Cracks in the relatively new Red River Bridge deck have resulted in a partial closure of the roadway. Randall Paull / Global News
Traffic markers direct traffic on the South Perimeter. Randall Paull / Global News
Cracks in the Red River bridge deck have forced a partial closure pending review. Randall Paull / Global News
Traffic is limited to one lane on the South Perimeter bridge. Randall Paull / Global News

Infrastructure Manitoba issued a statement Tuesday saying the section of the PTH 100 “is closed for inspection following the appearance of surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete.”

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They said the westbound curb lane, next to the sidewalk, has been closed to determine whether or not repairs are required.

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The bridge has seen restricted traffic several times in recent years — initially for scheduled repairs and again when the repair job was deemed substandard and needed to be redone.

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