Community Update: Contractors to Mobilize to Site in July

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Dam E 
Bayview Dam E, Port Severn

June 21, 2018 – In mid-July, the contractor will mobilize to site to begin the rehabilitation of Dam C and Bayview Dam E Bridge at Port Severn Lock 45 located on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. 

The project will begin with the installation of a cofferdam at Bayview Dam E. Cofferdams are structures that provide dry work space for construction on in-water assets and also protection of the surrounding environment by containing construction materials in a confined space. This is particularly important at Bayview Dam E Bridge as a regionally significant fish spawning site rests below the dam. 

In September, after the cofferdams are installed, the contractor will begin with surface concrete removal for the refacing of Dam C and the demolition of Bayview Dam E Bridge. The current bridge structure will be removed in preparation for new concrete abutments and a new precast concrete deck. This work requires a road closure scheduled from early September 2018 until late December 2018. More precise closure dates will be provided as we draw nearer to the date. Parking at the Lockstation will also be limited from September to December as half of the parking lot will be used as a laydown area.

Port Severn Detour Route 

Once Bayview Dam E Bridge is closed, highway 400 from Port Severn Road offers the alternate driving route to cross the waterway. 


Parks Canada Investments into the Port Severn Site

Port Severn Site Map 

The Port Severn Area Dams and Bridges project is now scheduled to conclude in 2021. Parks Canada is making significant investments into eight assets at this site to ensure its preservation for generations to come. 

The Port Severn Area Dams and Bridges project is part of Parks Canada’s unprecedented $3 billion dollar investment over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. 

For More Information:

For up-to-date news on infrastructure work along the Trent-Severn Waterway, please visit our website: If you would like to be added to our community engagement list and receive updates on this project, please e-mail and include “Port Severn Area” in the subject heading.

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