Village of Hastings

The swing bridge in the Village of Hastings, located on County Road 45, at Lock 18, has been replaced and opened to vehicle traffic close to a month ahead of schedule.
© Montse Alvarado

Update on Construction

The replacement of the Hastings Swing Bridge completed in May 2016. The bridge is now fully operational with a functional sidewalk for pedestrians. 

Work on the swing bridge included the removal of the old bridge followed by the repair of the concrete pier and abutments.  Once the concrete repairs were complete, the mechanical components on the site were assessed to ensure they were prepared for the re-assembly and installation of the new bridge. The new bridge was manufactured and assembled in Montreal, Quebec over a five month period. It was then partially disassembled to be painted and shipped to Hastings for re-assembly. 

The swing bridge was reassembled on site, installing the new mechanical and electrical components, and completing an initial balancing of the new structure. On April 18th, 2016 the new bridge was successfully swung, manually, for the first time. The project finalized with the laying of asphalt on the bridge decking, a final concrete pour, and continued installation of mechanical and electrical components, and then re-balancing the structure.

Next Steps

The replacement of the swing bridge in Hastings is part of an unprecedented $3 billion investment 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.

Communications

May 19, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge Update: Ribbon Cutting May 21st at 2pm
April 27, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Opening April 29th at 9am
April 22, 2016Parks Canada Announces Early Opening of Hastings Swing Bridge on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
April 19, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update
March 24, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update
March 10, 2016 - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update
February 1, 2016 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge: Construction Update (PDF, 104 KB)
January 6, 2016 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge Update - Lighting installed at temporary pedestrian walkway (PDF, 97.6 KB)
December 31st, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge to close for replacement: January 4, 2016 (PDF, 84.5 KB)
December 24th, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Temporary Pedestrian Walkway To Open December 28 (PDF, 179 KB)
December 15th, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Temporary Pedestrian Walkway (PDF, 179 KB)
November 20th, 2015 - Letter to Residents - Re: Hastings Swing Bridge Project Update (PDF, 53.8 KB)
October 28th, 2015 - Information Bulletin - Hastings Swing Bridge Closure (PDF, 82.4 KB)