Community Update: Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site


Progress on the Brighton Road Swing Bridge Project

Parks Canada continues to reduce bridge swings at the Carrying Place Swing Bridge to approximately 3-4 swings per hour to alleviate some vehicular congestion during the busy summer season. Boaters should expect an increased wait time at this bridge.

Work continues at the Brighton Road Swing Bridge replacement – as concrete structures have been poured, the site is beginning to take shape. Throughout the nights between August 12 and 15 the contractor completed a specialized waterproofing operation on the bridge deck. Shop testing and field installation of mechanical and electrical systems is ongoing, and paving of the bridge is forecasted in the next week. This will be followed by the paving of the bridge approaches, installation of approach railings, bridge balancing, and finally the commissioning of mechanical and electrical systems. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 

Brighton Road Swing Bridge southern road abutment and operator’s kiosk

About the project

The Brighton Road Swing Bridge spans the Murray Canal on County Road 64, connecting Prince Edward County and the Municipality of Quinte West. The bridge is being replaced with a new two lane swing bridge that will also have a pedestrian sidewalk, a full highway load rating eliminating the current restrictions for emergency and service vehicles, and upgraded mechanical and electrical features. 

To find out more

Parks Canada will continue to provide updates on the work. If you do not currently receive email updates about this work and would like to, please email us at: and include “Brighton Road Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. Information on this and other Trent-Severn projects can be found at Parks Canada’s website

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