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'Build a Bridge' - 8th Street Bridge Information

Since the former 8th Street Bridge structure was demolished in the summer of 2017, an active transportation/pedestrian corridor has been pursued as a replacement to connect the City of Brandon across the Canadian Pacific rail corridor. Based on feedback provided to City administration through numerous public consultation sessions and our online survey, a preferred option has been selected by City Council and direction has been given to Engineering to proceed with preliminary design.

Click here for the City's YouTube Page to watch the Council Video.

Click here to watch the 3D video rendering of crossing the new bridge.


What's Next in the Process?

The project will proceed to preliminary design this fall and winter. Preliminary design provides the City a "tool" to approach potential funding partners to make the bridge a reality. Any final commitment to complete detailed design and build the bridge will only be done when Council is satisfied they have the funding arrangements to do so.

Fall 2018 - Preliminary design

2019/2020 - Budget for detailed design & construction (depending on funding)

Ongoing - Explore grant funding opportunities



8th Street Pedestrian Bridge Design Options

Thursday May 17, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm or 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the North End Community Centre (1313 Stickney Avenue).

City Administration finalized a number of design options that it felt best represents the needs identified by the community. Interested residents were invited to attend the open house to view the various design options for this important active transportation/pedestrian linkage across the Canadian Pacific railway corridor.

PDF Icon Community Open House Invitation - May 17, 2018 (889 KB)

PDF Icon View the 8th Street pedestrian bridge renderings (3 MB)

PDF Icon Presentation (7.5 MB)


'Build A Bridge' Exploring an Active Transportation / Pedestrian Connection at 8th Street - Part II

Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the North End Community Centre.

City Administration continued the conversation and shared results of the feedback received during the first round of public engagement.

May 13, 2017 Event Display Boards: PDF Icon Accessibility & Safety, Amenities (2.17 MB), PDF Icon Structure & Design, Width & Length (1.98 MB),

PDF Icon Next Steps (980 KB)


'Build A Bridge' Exploring an Active Transportation / Pedestrian Connection at 8th Street - Part I

Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m at the North End Community Centre (1313 Stickney Avenue).

April 25, 2017 Event Display Boards: PDF Icon Structure & Design (2 MB), PDF Icon Accessibility & Safety (1.96 MB), PDF Icon Width & Length (1.61 MB),

PDF Icon Amenities (1.58 MB)


For further information, please contact Traffic & Transportation Planner Sam van Huizen at or by phone at 204-729-2105 or contact Chief Planner Ryan Nickel at or by phone at 204-729-2124.


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