Sewer line collapse shuts down Broadway Bridge
If you normally use the Broadway Bridge during your commute you may want to leave a little bit early.
A leaking sewer pipe at the top of the span has closed the bridge to drivers heading into Saskatoon's downtown area.
An underground cavern has formed around a leaking sewer pipe near Saskatchewan Crescent after a sanitary sewer line collapsed at the Saskatchewan Crescent intersection on Tuesday.
Pat Hyde, the public works branch manager for Saskatoon said this is why the westbound lanes remain shut down. Rather than postpone the fixes and risk a potential road collapse, city crews have initiated the repairs.
"The closure is in effect until Thursday morning, we expect it will be (done) by Thursday morning rush hour traffic - so anticipating no further delays or unaccounted problems we'll be able to do that," he said.
For now detours direct drivers across either the University or the Sid Buckwold Bridge. Both pedestrian walkways on either side of the bridge are remain open during the repair.
Edited by News Talk Radio staff