Swing Bridge Update

6 Apr 2023 11:03 AM | Anonymous

Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge: Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site


BOBCAYGEON, ONTARIO – April 5, 2023  - Parks Canada advises that following the successful lowering of the swing bridge onto its pintle (center support) and balance rails, the bridge was manually swung yesterday, April 4, 2023, to test its fit and function. This will allow for the remaining work on the bridge abutments and road to progress.

In addition, as the work continues, pedestrian access across the lock gates will be closed intermittently on April 10th and 11th to facilitate the re-installation of the lock gate cylinders.

Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor, stressing the importance of completing the project. We appreciate your patience while we undertake these investments into the infrastructure in Bobcaygeon.

The remaining tasks include the forming and pouring of concrete on the bridge abutments, installation of the remaining mechanical components, hydraulic and electrical components, and paving.

Parks Canada is leading this important infrastructure work to ensure safe, high-quality experiences for visitors by improving heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas, including along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site.

More Information:

For questions or concerns or to receive email updates regarding this project, please contact us at trentsevern@pc.gc.ca and include “Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. For news about this or other infrastructure projects in your area, or for Questions and Answers on this project, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/tswInfrastructure.

General Inquiries Administrator

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Parks Canada / Government of Canada

P.O. Box 567, 2155 Ashburnham Drive, Peterborough ON K9J 6Z6

trentsevern@pc.gc.ca / www.pc.gc.ca/trent


Lieu historique national de la Voie-Navigable-Trent-Severn

Parcs Canada, Gouvenment du Canada

C.P. 567, 2155 promenade Ashburnham, Peterborough ON K9J 6Z6

trentsevern@pc.gc.ca / www.pc.gc.ca/trent


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