Hey there, time traveller! This article was published 20/1/2014 (1342 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Damage to the underside of the Eighth Street Bridge is severe enough that vehicles have to stay off.
That's the assessment from a structural engineer, who advised the city to keep all vehicles off the bridge until repairs are made.
However, pedestrian traffic is free to resume crossing the bridge.
Vehicles are also being kept from Assiniboine Avenue underneath, which is where the bridge was struck by a five-ton truck last week.
A consultant from Dillon Consulting in Winnipeg says that the damage caused was enough to affect the bridge's ability to support vehicles. The city says it is currently working with an engineering firm on a preliminary design to repair the damage, but those plans won't be done until later this week. Any timeline on the repair will be released after that.
The city has also temporary re-routed some Brandon Transit routes. Bus riders are asked to call the Brandon Transit Information Office at 204-729-2300.