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Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

Hastings Swing Bridge Replacement

Village of Hastings

Ribbon Cutting May 21st at 2 PM

On May 21st, 2016 the Municipality of Trent Hills will be hosting a day of activities in downtown Hastings beginning at 8am. At 2pm Jewel Cunningham, Director of Ontario Waterways at Parks Canada will be joining with Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland – Peterborough South, and His Worship Hector MacMillan, Mayor of the Municipality of Trent Hills to officially cut a ribbon to honour the opening of the new swing bridge in Hastings.


The swing bridge in the Village of Hastings, located on County Road 45, at Lock 18, has been replaced and opened to vehicle traffic close to a month ahead of schedule.
© Montse Alvarado

Update on Construction

The construction phase of the new Hastings swing bridge is effectively now complete. All mechanized parts have been installed and the bridge is now fully operational. As the sidewalks have been repaired, pedestrians are able to make use of the new bridge and the temporary pedestrian crossing has been removed. Work is ongoing to return the site to its pre-construction state as sod has been placed and a full cleanup is well underway.

Next Steps

While there is additional minor work still to be done to clean up the site, the project will be entering the commissioning phase beginning on May 20th. This process entails further testing and monitoring of the bridge’s performance. The bridge will be officially returned to the full control of Parks Canada when the commissioning process is complete.

As a reminder, while the bridge is opened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, there remains a possibility of short intermittent closures due to the testing required by the commissioning process. Any needed closures will be scheduled outside of peak traffic periods. With the opening of the Trent Severn Waterway on May 20th, the bridge will be operated as normal to accommodate boaters on the Waterway.

The replacement of the swing bridge in Hastings is part of an unprecedented $3 billion investment 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.

Communications

May 19, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge Update: Ribbon Cutting May 21st at 2pm
April 27, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Opening April 29th at 9am
April 22, 2016Parks Canada Announces Early Opening of Hastings Swing Bridge on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
April 19, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update
March 24, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update
March 10, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update
February 1, 2016 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update (PDF, 104 KB)
January 6, 2016 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge Update - Lighting installed at temporary pedestrian walkway (PDF, 97.6 KB)
December 31st, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge to close for replacement: January 4, 2016 (PDF, 84.5 KB)
December 24th, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Temporary Pedestrian Walkway To Open December 28 (PDF, 179 KB)
December 15th, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Temporary Pedestrian Walkway (PDF, 179 KB)
November 20th, 2015 - Letter to Residents - Re: Hastings Swing Bridge Project Update (PDF, 53.8 KB)
October 28th, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge Closure (PDF, 82.4 KB)