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Minor Work at Bridge No. 1 at The Chambly Canal

Upcoming overnight work

CHAMBLY, Quebec, April 18, 2016 – Minor adjustment work will be carried out on Bridge No. 1, located on Bourgogne Avenue in downtown Chambly. This work aims to adjust the footbridges’ positioning and to test opening and closing operations of the bridge.

In order to have the least amount of impact on users and residents, the work will be carried out overnight on Tuesday, April 19, to Wednesday, April 20, as well as the night of Wednesday, April 20 to Tuesday, April 21. This work will require the closure of the bridge for 7-hour periods, and will take place between 21:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Depending on weather conditions, work could be postponed to the following night.

Signage will be put in place in order to direct users to Maurice Street and Route 112 for the duration of the two planned work periods.

Parks Canada would like to once again thank the public and all of its partners for their understanding and cooperation over the past months. This work aims to complete the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 1 which will help extend the life of the bridge and ensure the protection and continuity of this site that is highly valued by visitors and residents.

The restoration of the site and surrounding lands is still scheduled for May, with the return of spring weather.


Status Update on Work at Bridge No. 1

Reopening scheduled for April 2, 2016

Chambly (Quebec), March 17, 2016 – The major repair work being carried out on Bridge No. 1, located on Bourgogne Avenue in downtown Chambly, is in the process of being completed. The bridge is scheduled to be reopened for use on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Minor work will be carried out on the bridge after its reopening, namely to test the opening and closing operations of the bridge. The testing of the bridge's operation will be planned in a way that has the least amount of impact on users and residents and will not be carried out during peak hours. The restoration of the site and surrounding lands is scheduled for May.

Parks Canada thanks the public and all of its partners for their understanding and cooperation over the past months. This important work will have helped extend the useful life of the bridge and ensure the protection and continuity of this site that is highly valued by visitors and residents.

Bridge No. 1 is part of the Chambly Canal National Historic Site, a must-see tourist attraction in the Montérégie region. Built in 1973 in the heart of Chambly, this swing bridge enables recreational navigation for more than 3,700 boaters each year and contributes to the vitality of the sector.