Community Update: Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge Construction Update
February 09, 2022, Bobcaygeon, Ontario – Parks Canada advises that the re-opening of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge has been delayed until Fall 2022.
Parks Canada was recently informed by the contractor that progress on the refabrication of the mechanical components for the Bridge has been slower than expected and has resulted in further delays to the rehabilitation project schedule.
Lock 32 is expected to be operational for the start of the 2022 Navigation Season and the enhanced pedestrian access over the upper lock gates and its access paths will continue to remain open until the bridge project has been completed.
Over the next few months, the electric and hydraulic work associated with the lock will be carried out and completed in time for the Navigation Season.
Design and refabrication of the mechanical components for the bridge continues offsite. The components are expected to arrive on location through the spring and summer 2022 at which time they will be installed. Once installation of the components has begun, the remainder of the bridge work will be able to continue with an expected completion in late summer/early fall and bridge reopening scheduled for fall 2022 once testing has been completed.
This work is not expected to impede boat navigation.
Parks Canada is working closely with the Contractor to bring the project to its completion. Further updates will be provided as new information becomes available. The Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge project is part of the Government of Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment program. 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.