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Winnipeg’s Arlington Bridge might be getting a new name

A Winnipeg city councillor has proposed a motion to rename the Arlington Bridge.
A Winnipeg city councillor has proposed a motion to rename the Arlington Bridge. Michael Draven/ Global News

A century-old bridge in Winnipeg is getting ready for a major facelift — and maybe a new name.

Point Douglas Coun. Vivian Santos is putting forward a motion in hopes that Arlington Bridge will be renamed Reconciliation Way.

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The bridge, completed in 1912, was built to connect two neighbourhoods separated by the CP Rail yards.

The Aboriginal Council supports the idea, and a new bridge is slated for completion in 2023.

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