Construction Update: Warsaw Road Swing Bridge

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

July 28, 2021, Peterborough, ON

Parks Canada would like to advise that the Warsaw Road Swing Bridge on Parkhill Road East in Peterborough is expected to reopen to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in early August.

All mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components are onsite however, issues related to the installation of the components have delayed the bridge testing and commissioning work to next week. If the testing and commissioning goes well, the bridge is expected to reopen on August 7th. If additional adjustments or modifications are required as a result of the testing, the bridge opening will be delayed until they are completed.

Immediately following the reopening of the bridge, short intermittent delays are expected for operational testing. Traffic control measures will be in place. The bridge has been closed for a full replacement of the steel swing bridge structure, repairs to concrete abutments, and replacement of mechanical and electrical operating systems. As well, the project has brought the bridge up to full highway loading.

The Warsaw Road Swing Bridge replacement project is part of the Government of Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment program. 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. We appreciate your patience while we undertake these important investments into the infrastructure in Peterborough

For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates regarding this project, please contact us at and include “Warsaw Road Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. For news about this or other infrastructure projects in your area, please visit

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