January 7, 2011
Construction of Winnipeg’s Disraeli Bridge halted as police search for boy’s body
Construction of the Disraeli Bridge over the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba has been halted as police attempt to find the body of a six year old boy, who fell through the ice.
Nathaniel Thorassie, fell through the ice while he was with his 10 year old brother on Dec. 4.
They were playing with hockey sticks and breaking chunks of ice by the open water when the ice's edge broke away.
Both siblings fell into the frigid water, but the older boy was saved when a passerby tossed him a rope.
The city’s police have been working with Canadian Amphibious Search Team (CAST) to find the body of the child.
This week police resumed their seach and Winnipeg officials brought a pig cadaver to the Red River in hopes it will lead divers to the boy's body.
The Disraeli Bridge is Winnipeg’s largest bridge project to date. At the peak of construction the project will support 120 construction jobs.
Plenary Roads Winnipeg — the construction consortium hired for the three-year project — was to start preparing the site around the bridge by building a construction compound and doing some riverbank stabilization. That work would have occurred near the same spots divers use for their staging areas.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 527 projects with a total value of $1,552,331,732 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Friday.
$53,000,000 Calgary AB Negotiated
$50,000,000 Abbotsford BC Negotiated
$47,500,000 Richmond BC Negotiated
- Concerns raised about P3 approach for Saskatchewan schools
- Manitoba focuses on infrastructure spending in budget
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of March 10th, 2014
- Team work and prep are keys to success: Hadfield
- Panama Canal expansion digs deep
- Wood Design Awards
- Outgoing chair reflects on time at the helm of the CCA
- School board asks for traditional procurement
- Site Services in Vancouver
- Looking to improve contract awards
- Environmental verdict riles Taseko
- Prentice to mediate First Nations agreements
- CAWIC funded to create action plan to attract women
- More video surveillance used on construction sites
- Modular workforce housing meets Alberta Building Code standard
- Manitoba outlines infrastructure plan
- BC Hydro posts RFQ for Site C project
- CCA96th: Unlocking Canada's Potential
- VIDEO: LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre introduces new programs
- Break ground beyond Canada, says new CCA chair
- Construction of Haiti’s Ecole Lakay drives forward
- The power of proper project management
- Panama Construction Fact for Today
- Federal government unveils $32.5 million in funding for Quebec ice oval
- Canadian job market “sputters” in February
- Construction and machinery to see increased investment, says StatsCan
- Line 3 pipeline plans for Enbridge