Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge – Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

August 29, 2022, Bobcaygeon, Ontario - Parks Canada would like to provide an update on the status of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge rehabilitation project. In recent weeks, new mechanical components and pedestrian decking installations have taken place on the bridge. The project team continues to have reopening of the Bridge scheduled during the fall of 2022, and Parks Canada continues to work closely with the Contractor to bring the project to its completion.

Hydraulic equipment being manufactured for the Bridge is expected to arrive on site in September. Other remaining tasks include completion of concrete works on the bridge abutments, installation of the remaining mechanical components, installation of the vehicular bridge deck, hydraulic and electrical component installation, and paving. Commissioning of the bridge will follow.

The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members are of the utmost importance to the Agency. Please obey lock staff regarding the safe movement of visitors and pedestrians on-site.

The enhanced pedestrian access over the upper gates of Lock 32 and its access paths will continue to remain open until the bridge project has been completed.

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. We appreciate your patience while we undertake these important investments into the infrastructure in Bobcaygeon.

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