RCMP were called to Kronsgart Road (Road 17W) to a grass fire burning out of control. When they arrived to the scene south of Highway 23 they found the North Shannon Creek Bridge in flames — a result of the grass fire.
The road leading up to the bridge is closed for an undetermined amount of time. Replacement estimates put the value of the structure at about $700,000.
Vitali Weiss, 32, has been charged under the Manitoba Wildfires Act.
There were no injuries reported.
Editor’s note: RCMP initially reported this incident on Wednesday, but sent accompanying photos on Friday morning.
RCMP handout photos