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Chambly Canal National Historic Site


Major Repair Works at the Chambly Canal

Temporary closure of Bridge No. 1 scheduled for November 2, 2015

Chambly (Quebec), August 26, 2015 – Major repair works will be carried out on Bridge No. 1, located in the Chambly town centre on Bourgogne Avenue, to ensure user safety and extend the bridge's operating life.

Bridge No. 1 at the Chambly Canal
© Parks Canada

The work will begin at the end of October and is expected to last approximately 18 weeks. A complete closure of Bridge No. 1 is required and a detour via Maurice Street and Route 112 will be established for the duration of the work. A temporary footbridge will be installed near Bridge No. 1 to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross over the canal.

The maintenance work will include repairs to abutments and approach walls, the complete replacement of the central pivot, mechanical and electrical repairs, and the painting of structures.

Throughout the work, Parks Canada will collaborate closely with its partners to minimize the impact on all users and residents. Parks Canada is committed to providing accurate information to help people plan alternate routes. Every effort is being made to minimize disruptions.

Detour via Maurice Street and Route 112