April 25 Update: Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

Brighton Road Bridge

Apr 12, 2016

Updated Apr 25, 2016

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2016 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operability.

Update as of April 25:  The Hastings Swing Bridge will be opening to vehicle traffic on April 29th, nearly a month ahead of schedule. The new swing bridge will be at the heart of the Hastings community for generations to come.

Temporary Bridge Closures Parks Canada would like to advise residents and visitors of the following temporary bridge closures for regular spring maintenance, weather permitting: May 3 Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough) 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM May 4 Maria Street Swing Bridge (Peterborough) 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM May 5 McFarlane Street Bridge (Peterborough) 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Traffic Delays Seasonal maintenance on certain bridges that cross the Trent-Severn Waterway will not result in closures, but vehicles may experience short delays of about 10 minutes: April 18 to mid-May
– Brighton Road Swing Bridge
– Carrying Place Swing Bridge
– Glen Ross Swing Bridge
– Ranney Falls Swing Bridge (Campbellford)
– Hastings Swing Bridge  – Opening ahead of schedule on April 29, 2016
(More details on Hastings Swing Bridge here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/visit/infrastructure/trent/hastings/20160422.aspx)
– Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
– Bolsover Swing Bridge
– Boundary Road Swing Bridge
– Lakeshore Road Swing Bridge
– Couchiching Bridge
– Hamlet Swing Bridge (on Canning Road near Washago)
– Port Severn Swing Bridge

Motorists are asked to plan their routes accordingly in order to avoid delays. To accommodate school bus traffic, efforts will be made to keep bridge delays between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm. Parks Canada wishes to thank the public for their patience during the maintenance period.

For more information about the Trent-Severn Waterway, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/trent, or follow on Facebook and Twitter @TrentSevernNHS.


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