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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada

Temporary Closures for Spring Maintenance

Peterborough, Ontario, April 17, 2014 – The Government of Canada has made record investments toward heritage canals. In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites, in preparation for the 2014 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operability.

Temporary Bridge Closures
The Director of Ontario Waterways for Parks Canada advises of the following temporary bridge closures for this regular spring maintenance, weather permitting:

May 4 Maria Street Swing Bridge (Peterborough) 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
May 4 McFarlane Street Bridge (Peterborough) 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
May 11 Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough) 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Traffic Delays
Seasonal maintenance on certain bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closures, but vehicles may experience short delays of about 10 minutes. Parks Canada maintenance staff will complete this work between May 5-9 on the following bridges:

Brighton Road Swing Bridge
Carrying Place Swing Bridge
Glen Ross Swing Bridge
Ranney Falls Swing Bridge (Campbellford)
Hastings Swing Bridge
Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
Bolsover Swing Bridge
Boundary Road Swing Bridge
Lakeshore Road Swing Bridge
Couchiching Bridge
Hamlet Swing Bridge (on Canning Road near Washago)
Port Severn Swing Bridge

Motorists are invited to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays. To accommodate school bus traffic, efforts will be made to keep bridge delays between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Parks Canada wishes to thank bridge users for their patience during the maintenance period.