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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Disraeli Deal

After months of angst the province and the city reached a deal to toss an extra $53m at the Disraeli Bridge project.

It's unclear as to precisely
what the money will do but references in the province's news release such as: "eliminating the need" of a complete closure during the construction phase and "contribute towards options with a lifespan of 75 years" may be nudge-nudge, wink-wink's that there could be enough cash for a completely new span. We'll find out soon.

Manitoba Free Press Feb 22, 1913
Drawn-out drama has always been part of the Disraeli though, in comparison, anything happening now would be a mere blip in the timeline. On the proposal board since the early 1900's it was not until 1949 that the 'Kelvin-Disraeli' project received the green light and hit the city's books. It would take nearly a decade, and three referenda, for the project to get started.

Roblin & Juba cut the ribbon Oct. 21, 1960

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