The Government of Manitoba announced that a new bridge will be constructed over the Assiniboine River at Provincial Trunk Highway (PTH) 34, north of Holland in the Rural Municipality of Victoria, at an estimated total project cost of $35.3 million.

“This bridge project on PTH 34 is a priority project for our government under our 2023 Multi-year Infrastructure Investment Strategy,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Doyle Piwniuk. “The bridge serves as an important north-south link over the Assiniboine River between the Trans Canada Highway and PTH 2. The new bridge will support trade and commerce and improve public safety in the area.”

The current bridge structure on PTH 34 over the Assiniboine River is 71 years old and requires replacement. The new bridge will meet current design codes and highway safety standards and be built to better accommodate flood events on the Assiniboine River.

Construction for the new bridge and realignment of PTH 34—adjacent to the existing location—is anticipated to begin this fall, with the new bridge and highway expected to open to traffic in fall 2024. The existing bridge will then be demolished in the winter of 2024-25, with the entire project expected to be completed in summer 2025.

Featured image: The Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Man. (Tourism Winnipeg)

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