Community Update: Warsaw Road Swing Bridge

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Peterborough, Ontario, July 27, 2022 – Parks Canada continues to monitor the Warsaw Road Swing Bridge and the reported re-occurrence of noise caused by the passing of vehicles over the bridge plating.

In early July, selected grating panels of the metal bridge deck were removed, repaired and then reattached to the bridge in an attempt to reduce the noise caused by vehicles using the bridge. Since that time, Parks Canada has been monitoring the bridge and associated noise level to determine if the repair was successful before moving on with a full repair.

Although the repair on the selected grating panels was successful, additional panels are increasingly affected by the same issue. Parks Canada and the Contractor are re-evaluating other options to reduce the noise in these additional panels in the short-term, prior to the complete repairs which are scheduled to be completed in the fall. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Parks Canada understands the frustration this situation has caused and would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding.

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 investments in the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site in Peterborough.

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