Community Update: Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge Rehabilitation

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

August 11, 2023 – BOBCAYGEON, ON – Progress on the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge rehabilitation continues. The bridge is now swinging, and reaction testing is being completed. This testing determines loads at the end of the bridge under different temperature scenarios.

These test results are informing the fine-tuning of the hydraulic settings that allow the bridge to close. The consultant engineer is in the process of reviewing these results to determine if additional adjustments to the system will be required. Once these results are confirmed, the final pours on the abutments and paving can occur.

To ensure that the project continues to move forward while the results are being reviewed, community members can expect to see some ongoing site cleanup, backfilling and landscaping, plate adjustments and the completion of the installation of the flashing on the bridge.

Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor, stressing the importance of completing the project as soon as possible.

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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