May 17, 2018 - Info-Work: Glen Ross Swing Bridge and Lock 7 Rehabilitation

In December 2017, Parks Canada began work on the Glen Ross Swing Bridge and Lock 7 rehabilitation project.

This project includes repairs to the swing bridge, lock chamber walls, sluice tunnels and upgrades to the water level control valves. The swing bridge is undergoing both structural and mechanical repairs and will be upgraded to a highway load rating. The bridge has been removed from its position and is having its steel repaired and repainted on site, extending its life for generations to come.

In order to complete these repairs, Glen Ross Road will be closed to vehicular traffic at the Glen Ross Lock 7 Swing Bridge from December 4, 2017 to Spring 2018.

Detour Map

The detour map displays a closure at the Glen Ross Lock 7 bridge. Local traffic may use the Frankford Road crossing as a temporary detour until the construction is completed.

A pedestrian bridge has been installed to allow foot traffic across the waterway for the duration of the bridge closure. Additionally, a small parking lot has been provided on the north side of the bridge to assist commuters. This provides the option of leaving a car north of the bridge and walking to the parking lot or being dropped to the lot instead of driving the detour. Vehicular detour routes and information is provided in the attached map.

Parks Canada would like to thank the community for their cooperation and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure work. 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 more information

For up-to-date news about Parks Canada infrastructure work in this area, please visit the Quinte West web site.

If you have any questions about the Glen Ross Swing Bridge or would like to receive email updates about this project, please email us at:


April 13, 2018 - Community Update: Work is Ongoing
February 4, 2018 - Community Update: Work Progressing Well
November 22, 2017- Info Work: Temporary Closure of Glen Ross Swing Bridge (On Glen Ross Road)
November 7, 2017- Info Work: Temporary Closure of Glen Ross Swing Bridge 
October 30, 2017- Community Update: Construction Contract Rewarded  
September 29, 2017- Community Update: Out to Tender 
July 5, 2017- Community Update: Glen Ross Swing Bridge and Lock 7 Rehabilitation