Community Update: Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge Construction Update (June 2022)
June 10, 2022, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Parks Canada advises that the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge project continues to progress, and the bridge reopening continues to be scheduled for fall 2022. While the Contractor has been away from the site, mechanical components required for the renewal of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge at Lock 32 have been remanufactured and are expected to arrive on-site in the coming weeks.
Parks Canada continues to work closely with the Contractor to bring the project to its completion. Once installation of the components has begun, the remainder of the bridge work will proceed as well. At that point, we will be able to provide a more specific update on the timing for completion and bridge reopening.
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members are of the utmost importance to the Agency. Please obey lock staff regarding the safe movement of visitors and pedestrians on-site.
The local Chamber of Commerce and Impact 32 will install directional signage at the lock station to highlight access opportunities for businesses on both sides of the lock. The enhanced pedestrian access over the upper gates of Lock 32 and its access paths will continue to remain open until the bridge project has been completed.
Parks Canada is leading this important infrastructure work to ensure safe, high-quality experiences for visitors by improving heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas, including along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. We appreciate your patience while we undertake these important investments into the infrastructure in Bobcaygeon.