Saskatoon's university bridge

Crews will begin working to remove the old pipeline today. (Steve Pasqualotto/CBC)

Sask Energy crews will begin the long process today of removing a 61-year-old piece of Saskatoon’s energy history from underneath the University Bridge.

The crews will begin dismantling a pipeline that was installed under the bridge in 1953 to carry natural gas to the east side of the city. The pipeline is no longer needed, but it will take a couple of months to cut the line into smaller sections so that they can be lowered to the ground and then moved.

The work will not disrupt traffic on the bridge. However, drivers could see some temporary restrictions on the Spadina Exit Ramp and on Spadina Crescent.