At the cost of approximately $30,000, the 37-year-old wooden bridge at the AD Penner Park pond was replaced Wednesday morning.
Heather Chambers-Ewen with the City of Steinbach says the wooden bridge was installed in 1980 and had deteriorated over time to the point where the decision was made to replace it.
"This is the second bridge, to my knowledge," notes Chambers-Ewen. "A lot of people have used it over the years and it's certainly a structure that's been well used. So, the new one went in on Wednesday and it's made out of galvanized steel."
She says they decided to install the bridge now, in the middle of winter, because the fabrication was complete and wanted to have it in place as soon as possible. Chambers-Ewen adds the new bridge is currently not in use, however, they will be installing wooden planks on the walking surface in the next few weeks and then it will be ready for use once again.