Spanning the Murray Canal, the current Brighton Swing Bridge will be replaced by Parks Canada with one that has a full highway load rating and no restrictions for emergency and service vehicles. Additional investments will enable Parks Canada to upgrade the current bridge to a two lane structure. The new bridge will allow the simultaneous flow of traffic in both directions and will meet current highway load standards, meaning the existing load restrictions will be removed once the project is complete.
Trenton Dam 1 will be replaced and the water control systems will be mechanized. Trenton Dam 1 is one of the few remaining large dams on the Trent River that has not yet been mechanized. The project will improve public safety at this site, enhance operations and significantly improve the structure’s condition. Additionally, water management capability will improve significantly for the Trent River section of the waterway. Work will also be undertaken on Lock 1 and the canal walls in order to rehabilitate these structures.
All projects in this area will include recommended environmental mitigation measures resulting from a multi-organization committee that has examined Species at Risk habitat including Channel Darter.
Bathymetry has been conducted at the Trenton site, and a prime consultant and construction manager have now been hired. More information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months.
The Glen Ross Swing Bridge and Lock, built in 1909, will undergo a rehabilitation. The bridge’s mechanical and electrical drive systems will be replaced while it is taken off site for structural steel repairs, timber deck replacement and repainting. While the bridge will remain a single lane, it will be upgraded from a 15 tonne load limit rating to a level 1 highway load rating. The lock will receive overall concrete re-facing to improve its condition. Additional work will also be completed on the canal approach walls.
Parks Canada has met with the municipality of Quinte West to discuss this project. The project is in the design stage, and the lock has been de-watered and inspected. Construction is tentatively scheduled for early Fall 2017.
Glen Miller Dam 3 and Lock 3 Rehabilitation
The Glen Miller Dam 3, built in 1910, and Lock 3 embankment will undergo a comprehensive rehabilitation. The project will focus on improving infrastructure conditions and public safety, while also enhancing erosion control at the lock embankment.
This winter, water has been completely removed from this lock (de-watered) and an inspection was completed. A construction manager and prime consultant have been hired. More information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months.
Frankford Dam 6 at Lock 6 Rehabilitation
Frankford Dam 6 will undergo a rehabilitation which will improve the overall operational reliability of the dam. Concrete repairs will be undertaken on the retaining walls and work will be done to strengthen and enhance the earth embankments. Additional measures will also be taken to improve the public safety elements of this dam.
A construction manager and prime consultant have now been hired, and more information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months.
Rehabilitation of Glen Ross Dam 7 Electrical
The Glen Ross Dam 7 will undergo upgrades to the electrical system to improve the operation and reliability of the mechanical gates, thereby improving water management capabilities.
Southern Sector Concrete Rehabilitation
Project description: Concrete repairs are required on various dams, walls and other concrete structures. These structures include: the breakwater at Trenton Lock 1, the lock and canal walls at Healey Falls, the canal and lock walls at Hagues Reach Lock 10, the lock walls at Percy Reach Lock 8, and the lock walls at Meyers Lock 9. Additional miscellaneous structures will also be repaired.
More Information: For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates, please contact us at Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca and include “Quinte West” in the subject heading, or reference a specific project.