Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge: Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

BOBCAYGEON, ONTARIO – April 5, 2023 - Parks Canada advises that following the successful lowering of the swing bridge onto its pintle (center support) and balance rails, the bridge was manually swung yesterday, April 4, 2023, to test its fit and function. This will allow for the remaining work on the bridge abutments and road to progress.

In addition, as the work continues, pedestrian access across the lock gates will be closed intermittently on April 10th and 11th to facilitate the re-installation of the lock gate cylinders.

Parks Canada continues to work with the contractor, stressing the importance of completing the project. We appreciate your patience while we undertake these investments into the infrastructure in Bobcaygeon.

The remaining tasks include the forming and pouring of concrete on the bridge abutments, installation of the remaining mechanical components, hydraulic and electrical components, and paving.

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.

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For questions or concerns or to receive email updates regarding this project, please contact us at and include “Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge” in the subject heading.

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