Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge – Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

October 21, 2022, Bobcaygeon, Ontario - Parks Canada advises that the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge will remain closed through the end of the 2022 calendar year.

Mechanical components and hydraulic equipment manufactured for the bridge that were expected to arrive on site this fall have been delayed, moving back the completion date. Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor, stressing the importance of completing the project. We appreciate your patience while we undertake these important investments into the infrastructure in Bobcaygeon.

Work completed to date includes the disassembly and media blasting of the bridge steel structure, replacement and painting of the new steel structure, delivery and installation of various mechanical components, installation of the wooden decking on the pedestrian walkway, partial completion of the wooden decking on the vehicular travel path, trenching for new hydraulic and electrical lines and concrete removals on the bridge abutments.

The remaining tasks include completing concrete works on the bridge abutments, installing the remaining mechanical components, the vehicular bridge deck, hydraulic and electrical components, and paving.

Until the bridge reopens, the enhanced pedestrian access over the upper gates of Lock 32 and its access paths will remain in place.

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.

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