Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge – Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

BOBCAYGEON, ONTARIO – January 11, 2023 – Parks Canada advises that work continues on the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge. Over the past weeks, the contractor has continued to install mechanical components as they arrived on-site, as well as working to complete the installation of the wooden bridge deck.

The next significant milestone will be lowering the bridge onto its pintle and balance rails. This will restore swing function to the bridge. The remaining tasks being scheduled into 2023 include the completion of concrete work on the bridge abutments, installation of the remaining mechanical components, the vehicular bridge deck, hydraulic and electrical components, and paving.

Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor, stressing the importance of completing the project. 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 appreciates the community’s patience while it undertakes these investments into the infrastructure in Bobcaygeon.

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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