Information Session on New Fermor Avenue Bridge


WINNIPEG, MB. – The City of Winnipeg is having an information session about the Fermor Avenue Bridge.

The city says, Fermor Avenue between St. Anne’s Road and Archibald Street was originally constructed in 1953 along with the bridge over the Seine River. The bridge and the roadway were both widened to four lanes in 1969. The bridge was rehabilitated and strengthened in 1984 to support heavier vehicles.

The existing concrete pavement on this section of Fermor Avenue has generally reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced. Some of the pavement will be reused where possible. The existing bridge deck is rated in fair to poor condition and needs major rehabilitation work to provide a 75 year design life for the rehabilitated structure.

Information Session on New Fermor Avenue Bridge

The public session will provide information about the chosen design and the city will answer questions about the design, timelines, plus the construction plans. It will be at the Archwood Community Centre, 565 Guilbault St. on Wednesday January 10, 2018 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

The proposed road works will include construction of a new connection between the Niakwa Trail and the north sidewalk of the Fermor Avenue bridge to allow for easy crossing of the Seine River even during high water levels. A grade-separated pedestrian crossing of Fermor Avenue will also be provided to link Des Meurons Street and the Niakwa Trail to Niakwa Road.

If you can’t attend the meeting you can find more information on the city’s website here.

David Marshal, Manitoba Post