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Disraeli Bridges Project

This project is now complete.

Disraeli Active Transportation Bridge now open

The public is advised that the Disraeli Active Transportation Bridge over the Red River is now open. The cycling and pedestrian bridge is accessible from Rover Avenue on the south side of the river and Midwinter Avenue on the north side of the river.

A grand opening celebration will be held in the near future.

Disraeli Bridges Project's public-private partnership approach results in significant cost savings

The $195 million Disraeli Bridges Project, a Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Roads Winnipeg, opened on time and on budget last fall and resulted in multi-million dollar cost savings in comparison to a traditional delivery approach.

The results from the Final Value for Money report, completed by Deloitte & Touche LLP, assessed the value for money of the Design-Build-Finance-Maintain (DBFM) model for the project estimated value savings of approximately $47.7 Million or a 17.1 per cent savings. Read the report.

Midwinter Avenue Closure April 29 to July 31

The public is advised that Midwinter Avenue will be fully closed to traffic and pedestrians between Talbot Avenue and Henderson Highway starting at 6:00 a.m. Monday, April 29 and will reopen at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.

The closure is to allow for the reconstruction of Midwinter Avenue under the Disraeli Freeway Bridge.

Midwinter Avenue Closure February 27 to 28, 2013

The public is advised that Midwinter Avenue will be fully closed to traffic and pedestrians between Talbot Avenue and Henderson Highway starting at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27 and will reopen at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28.

The closure is to allow for the installation of girders for the new Active Transportation bridge over Midwinter Avenue.

Midwinter Avenue Closure

Midwinter Avenue will be closed at October 29 at 6:00 a.m. and will reopen November 2 at 8:00 p.m. The closure is to accommodate the demolition of the river bridge over Midwinter. The sidewalk in this area will also be closed during this time.

October 19, 2012 - Construction complete on the Disraeli Bridges Project

Winnipeg's largest bridge project in history opens on time and on budget

The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia, and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz celebrated the official opening of the Disraeli Bridges Project in Winnipeg.

Read more on the Province of Manitoba website.

The Disraeli Bridges have served Winnipeg for 50 years. But the complex of roadways and bridges that stretches from Main Street to Henderson Highway at Hespeler is aging, and in 2008, City Council authorized rehabilitation or replacement.

Disraeli Bridges at Night

Key Aspects of the Disraeli Bridges Project

  • A minimum of four lanes will remain open throughout construction during all peak travel times (Monday to Friday 6 am to 6 pm).
  • The bridges will be replaced with entirely new structures.
  • The river bridge will be immediately west of the current structure, and the new overpass will be to the east of the existing overpass. Most of the existing road alignments will be unaltered.
  • A separate, new Active Transportation bridge will be built to provide cyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized users with an easily accessible crossing of the Red River.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists will also be able to cross the Red River on the vehicular bridge, which will feature a sidewalk and bike sharrows, or shared lanes of travel for bicycles and vehicles.
  • Smoother traffic, cyclist and pedestrian flow will result.
  • The bridge and overpass are designed to accommodate future expansion to six lanes, should that option be pursued.
  • Improved lighting, landscape features and aesthetic elements such as an under-bridge art gallery and gateway features will create a more attractive and residential feel for the adjoining neighborhoods.
  • The new Disraeli Bridges have a design life of 75 years.

Click here to view an animated, 3D fly-through of the Disraeli Bridges.

The Project is Winnipeg's largest bridge project to date. At the peak of construction the Disraeli Bridges Project will support 120 construction jobs.

Last update: 08.01.2020

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