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Plum Coulee looks at replacing bridge

Greg Vandermeulen

A new $280,000 pedestrian bridge is set to replace this current structure in Plum Coulee. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Winkler Times)

A new $280,000 pedestrian bridge is set to replace this current structure in Plum Coulee. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Winkler Times)

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The community of Plum Coulee is planning a new pedestrian bridge to cross the coulee.
June Letkeman said Plum Coulee native and engineer Justin Wiebe has been hired to work with a committee. Wiebe oversaw the building of St. Pierre’s foot bridge.
“We’re really fortunate to have him,” she said.
While planning is in the early stages, three people have already committed to joining the committee. The bridge is estimated to cost about $280,000, and will replace a small bridge in the bottom of the coulee.
This bridge will go from berm to berm as per Natural Resources requirements.
Letkeman said the bridge will join current pathways. “It will join the town together,” she said.
The committee will be hoping for some larger donations and Letkeman said they are confident they will be able to access grants as well.