Peterborough, Ontario, October 5, 2018 – The Brighton Road Swing Bridge, located along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site, will open with some limitations to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic on October 15th, 2018. This limited opening is intended to both facilitate bridge access for the local public, and allow the project team to work towards completion of the remainder of the tasks required for full bridge operation. 

Please be advised of the following important information:

  • The bridge will be closed occasionally without notice between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday until further notice. The road will be physically blocked for safety when closed to traffic during these times.

  • This site remains a construction zone and, as such, is restricted to 40km speed zone. The grounds and towpaths at this location remain closed.

Parks Canada will continue to provide updates regarding the Brighton Road Bridge project as they become available.

The replacement of the Brighton Road Swing Bridge is part of Parks Canada’s unprecedented $3 billion investment 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. These historic investments will mitigate health and safety risks, halt the loss of nationally significant built heritage, and stimulate the economy in communities across the country.

For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates regarding this project, please contact us at Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca and include “Brighton Road Swing Bridge” in the subject heading. For news about this or other infrastructure projects in your area, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/tswQuinteWest.

Information:

Natalie Austin
External Relations Manager (acting)
Ontario Waterways 
Federal Infrastructure Investment Program
Parks Canada
705-750-4443