City Recognized for P3 Completion of Disraeli Bridge

Dignitaries open the Disraeli Bridge on Friday, October 19, 2012 (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The City of Winnipeg will be presented with an award today for the completion of the recently reopened Disraeli Bridge.

The city will receive the C.W. Chuck Wills award at the 2012 Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships conference in Toronto.

The Disraeli Bridges project was completed as part of a P3 and reopened on October 19.

“Public infrastructure keeps us safe as we travel from home to work and back again each day,” Mayor Sam Katz said. “Through this P3 project, we’ve updated critical infrastructure, protected taxpayers from cost overruns, and ensured this major asset is maintained in good condition for the next 30 years.”

It’s the second P3-related award for the city this year. The civic government was recognized for the Chief Peguis Trail extension as 2012 Project of the Year by the Manitoba Chapter of the Project Management Institute.