Spanning the Murray Canal, the Brighton Swing Bridge has been replaced by Parks Canada with one that has a full highway load rating and no restrictions for emergency and service vehicles.Parks Canada considered the volume of bicycle traffic in the area and aligned the new bridge with existing bicycle lanes. Additional investments enabled Parks Canada to upgrade the 1947 era bridge to a two lane structure; the new bridge allows for the simultaneous flow of traffic in both directions and meets current highway load standards.
Trenton Dam 1 Replacement
Trenton Dam 1 was constructed in 1913, and has had very little intervention since that time. The dam is comprised of 18 bays, is 222 metres in length and is operated with a total of 186 logs. This project to replace the dam will improve public safety at this site, enhance operations and improve water management capabilities.
All projects in this area will include recommended environmental mitigation measures resulting from a multi-organization committee that has examined Species at Risk habitat including Channel Darter.
Glen Miller Dam 3 and Lock 3 Replacement
The Glen Miller Dam 3 was built in 1910 will be replaced over the next two years. The downstream dam-side embankment at Glen Miller Lock 3 will be rehabilitated to control erosion.
Frankford Dam 6 at Lock 6 Rehabilitation
Frankford Dam 6 will undergo a rehabilitation which will improve the overall operational reliability of the dam. Concrete repairs will be undertaken on the retaining walls and work will be done to strengthen and enhance the earth embankments. Additional measures will also be taken to improve the public safety elements of this dam.
A construction manager and prime consultant have now been hired, and more information regarding a schedule for onsite work will be provided to the public in the coming months.
Glen Ross Lock 7 and Swing Bridge Rehabilitation
The Glen Ross Swing Bridge and Lock, built in 1909, has undergone rehabilitation. The bridge’s mechanical and electrical drive systems were replaced and it underwent structural steel repairs, timber deck replacement, and repainting. The bridge was also upgraded from a 15 tonne load limit rating to a level 1 highway load rating. The lock received overall concrete re-facing to improve its condition and the canal approach walls were repaired.
Rehabilitation of Glen Ross Dam 7 Electrical
The Glen Ross Dam 7 will undergo upgrades to the electrical system to improve the operation and reliability of the mechanical gates, thereby improving water management capabilities.
More Information: For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates, please contact us at Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca and include “Quinte West” in the subject heading, or reference a specific project.