Rehabilitation of Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
May 7, 2019 - Info-Work: Temporary Closure of Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
The Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge is an important part of the landscape of the community, enabling the mix of both boat and vehicular traffic in the downtown core. Work on the swing bridge will include a rehabilitation of the steel superstructure; replacement of the steel deck with a new wood deck; rehabilitation of the concrete abutments, pivot pier, and approach slabs; and removal and installation of new mechanical/electrical operating system. While the exact timing of work is not yet known, the project is expected to take six months and be completed over the winter and spring of 2020.
In order to complete this replacement, Main Street will be closed at the swing bridge for the duration of the project. During the non-navigation season, a temporary accessible bridge for pedestrians and mobility scooters will be installed and maintained.
Parks Canada is investing an unprecedented $3 billion dollars over 5 years 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.
For up-to-date news about Parks Canada infrastructure work in this area, please contact us at Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca and include "Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge" in the subject heading.
January 27, 2017 - Closure for Inspection: Bobcaygeon Lock 32 Swing Bridge (PDF, 108 KB)