156-Tonne Cable Ferry Travelling Through Selkirk

156-Tonne Cable Ferry Travelling Through Selkirk

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A 156-tonne cable ferry is currently being moved through Selkirk.

Manitoba Infrastructure says the ferry is being moved from its building site in the city to a provincial yard in Selkirk. The distance for the trip is approximately 16 kilometres.

Motorists will experience traffic disruptions during the transport, as a 96-tire moving device is escorted by a pilot vehicle. The trip is expected to take a few hours.

The $3.1-million ferry is about 75 percent complete and will be finished on land at a provincial yard in Selkirk. Once complete, C.F. Gilbert Laugher will be floated to the north end of Lake Winnipeg, portaged beside Seafalls along the Nelson River at PR 373. It will serve the community and area of Norway House First Nation along Nelson River. It will replace the aging C.F. James Apetagon, in service since 1977. The Apetagon will see limited use at another location.


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