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PostPosted: May 20th, 2016, 12:17 pm 
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Paddle Manitoba was asked to let paddlers know about the following-

"The East Side Road Authority is building a new bridge structure across the Pigeon River as part of PR304 to Berens River All Season Road project. The bridge is located approximately 4 km upstream (east) of the winter road along the Pigeon River (approximately 3.5 km overland), and approximately 0.65 km downstream (west) of the Sturgeon Falls.
Please be cautious when travelling along the Pigeon River near this location. There is a new in-stream pier, as well as a moving platform, with cables spanning the width of the river, located next to the bridge. Navigation signs are in place."

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2016, 10:16 pm 
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Hmmm. Such mixed feelings about road access reaching these wonderful rivers. P.

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PostPosted: May 23rd, 2016, 8:34 am 
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Ditto.

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PostPosted: May 23rd, 2016, 3:31 pm 
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Later this year or early next they'll be in Berens River!

Already in July of 2014 as the Bloodvein bridge was being finished, visible paint graffiti on the rock face below the bridge, as well as stuff scratched into the lichen covered rocks.

On the plus side, those living in the isolated First Nations communities on the east side of the lake will have direct road access to Winnipeg. They can retire the ferry from Islandview to Bloodvein and save a few dollars.

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PostPosted: March 28th, 2017, 10:41 am 
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In talking with Charles who runs a shuttle service in the area and guy at the Berens river northern store I believe the road will not be open to the Pigeon or Berens until at least October 2017.


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PostPosted: May 28th, 2017, 7:21 am 
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Was called in for work on Friday to the construction camp (Sigfusson) that are housing the construction crews working on the road and bridges.
Here's the latest news on the construction progress.

The road is pretty much done up to Barrens and is being used by the construction crews to access the work sites. There're two work camps, one at the Bradbury river crossing and the other at the Pigeon river.

The road between the Bradbury and Pigeon rivers is being used by work crews but still needs more fine tuning before public access. Both bridges and road will be open by early fall.

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PostPosted: May 28th, 2017, 8:05 pm 
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Thanks for the update

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PostPosted: May 28th, 2017, 9:06 pm 
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Any word on whether locals are driving south/north to/from Berens? I guess what I am getting at is whether or not people are able to get through if they choose to try (are the bridges navigable and not barricaded?)


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PostPosted: May 28th, 2017, 9:42 pm 
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Only construction traffic allowed past the barricade at the Bradbury crossing. Same thing on the north side of the Pigeon.

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PostPosted: November 27th, 2023, 2:27 pm 
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Hi all, need some help in figuring out the logistics to ending a trip on the Pigeon. Would you recommend using this road to set up a car shuttle or pick up? Or is it better just to fly out at the end?


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PostPosted: November 27th, 2023, 3:20 pm 
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If you are flying in using Blue Water Aviation they can shuttle your vehicle to the Pigeon River bridge, not sure what they are charging for that these days but it would likely be 20% or less than the cost of a fly out.

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