Jones Falls Timber Bridge Replacement

Rideau Canal National Historic Site

April 30th, 2019 - Community Update: Construction Update

The replacement of the Jones Falls Timber Bridge on the Rideau Canal National Historic Site is now complete. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the crossing and views of the landscape from the bridge, or moor along the refreshed blue line. 

Investments such as these in preservation rehabilitation, and restoration of our national historic sites will protect our heritage and strengthen their appeal as destinations to celebrate our nation's achievements.

About Jones Falls:

Work on Jones Falls began in 1827 and was completed in 1832. Given the rugged terrain, the Jones Falls Locks demonstrate the impressive feats of the canal builders. In order to address the one mile long rapids with a fall of 60 feet, Colonel By proposed the construction of an arch dam 60 feet high and 350 feet in length. Four locks were constructed at the site, each with a lift of 15 feet. The upper lock and the flight of three lower locks are separated by a turning basin.

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February 21, 2019 - Community Update: Lock and Timber Bridge Construction Progressing
November 09, 2018 -
Community Update: Construction Projects to Begin
August 28, 2018 -
Info-Work: Jones Falls Timber Bridge Temporary Closure
July 25, 2018 -
Community Update: Projects out to Tender
March 16, 2018
- Community Update: Update on Infrastructure Projects

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