Glen Ross Swing Bridge Rehabilitation
In December 2017, Parks Canada will begin work on the Glen Ross Swing Bridge and Lock 7 rehabilitation project.
This project will include repairs to the swing bridge, lock chamber walls, sluice tunnels and upgrades to the water level control valves. The swing bridge will undergo both structural and mechanical repairs and will be upgraded to a highway load rating. The bridge will be removed from its position and transported to a shop for steel repairs and repainting, extending its life by approximately 50 years.
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.
A pedestrian bridge will be installed prior to ensure foot traffic across the waterway is maintained throughout the duration of the bridge closure. Additionally, a small parking lot will be 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.