The Traffic Bridge will keep its name when it re-opens later this year.
City councillors debated Tuesday during a meeting of the governance and priorities committee on a proposal to re-name the span the TRC Bridge, in honour of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into residential schools.
Council voted 9-1 in favour of keeping the Traffic Bridge name.
Coun. Cynthia Block was the lone vote against. She said she favoured consulting the surrounding community on a name for the bridge.
While councillors rejected changing the name of the bridge, they voted in favour of allowing pedestrian walkways on either side of the new span to be named separately.
The original Traffic Bridge was completed in 1907. It was the first non-railway bridge built on the South Saskatchewan River. It was also built as a condition of getting what was then the Village of Nutana to agree to amalgamation in 1906 with the Town of Saskatoon and the Village of Riversdale to form the City of Saskatoon.
The bridge was informally called the Traffic Bridge, the Victoria Bridge and the 19th Street Bridge throughout its history, with city council formally designating the Traffic Bridge name in 2007.
The old bridge was condemned in 2010 due to structural issues. It was subsequently demolished in order to be replaced with a new bridge built in a similar style.