Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge – Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

BOBCAYGEON, ONTARIO – March 10, 2023 – Parks Canada advises that work on the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge continues and a major milestone has been reached with the successful balancing of the bridge, allowing it to be lowered onto its pintle (centre support).

After additional tests and checks, the bridge will be able to swing manually in the next few weeks and allow the remaining steps of the project to proceed.

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 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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