Community Update: Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge Rehabilitation

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

May 26, 2023 – BOBCAYGEON, ON – Following the successful lowering of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge onto its pintle (center support) and balance rails this past April, the bridge was manually swung to test its fit and function. Completion of this major milestone has allowed all the remaining work on the bridge abutments and connecting roadway to proceed.

Installation of the hydraulic and electrical systems for the lock have now been completed. The electrical and hydraulic lines, the hydraulic cylinders’ mounting brackets and the bridge support ramps have been installed. The heights of these ramps are now being fine-tuned. The bridge has also been balanced to ensure smooth operation and even weight distribution.

The remaining tasks include the forming and pouring of concrete on the bridge abutments, installation and final testing of the remaining mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components, and paving. Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor, stressing the importance of completing the project.

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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