Community Update: Glen Ross Swing Bridge Now Open

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Rehabilitated Glen Ross Swing Bridge
November 5, 2018 – Work on the Glen Ross Swing Bridge has reached substantial completion, allowing for Glen Ross Road to reopen to vehicular traffic. In the upcoming weeks, the contractor may require brief intermittent closures to complete additional bridge commissioning activities. These closures will take place outside of peak traffic times and will be controlled with local flag personnel.  Final site remediation will continue into the spring of 2019. 

Over the past month, the contractor has finished installing the remaining hydraulic and mechanical machinery to operate the bridge, as well as the timber deck on the bridge structure itself. They also placed the concrete caps on the bridge abutments and set the nosing angle – the edge connecting the bridge and the roadway. Asphalt was installed on the road approaches on Friday, November 2nd and final bridge inspections are underway today. 

Parks Canada recognizes that the Glen Ross Swing Bridge project continued longer than promised. We are happy to say that the life of the Glen Ross Swing Bridge has now been extended by decades, and its new highway load rating will offer long-term benefits to the citizens of Quinte West.

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For up-to-date news about Parks Canada infrastructure work in this area, please visit If you have any questions about the Glen Ross Swing Bridge, please email us at: and include “Glen Ross Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. 

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