Council to hear report about bridge possibility

It cost the railway $1.33 million – 105 years ago – to build Lethbridge’s iconic bridge.

To add a second landmark, one that city residents could actually walk or cycle across, would cost at least $60 million.

That’s the forecast cost of a level “bank to bank” crossing, taking the shortest route across the Oldman River. Building at a wider point could cost $95 million.

Those are the figures from a bridge engineer, included in a report city council will review today. They come in response to a proposal earlier this year, suggesting the city could secure federal funding to build a “signature” crossing as part of the nation’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.

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