Parks Canada – Information Bulletin – Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO, March 29, 2019 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 2019 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure safe operations.

Temporary Bridge Closures

Parks Canada would like to advise residents and visitors of the following temporary bridge closures for regular spring maintenance, weather permitting:

  • April 24            Warsaw Road Swing Bridge (Peterborough)             9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • April 30            Maria Street Swing Bridge (Peterborough)                9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
  • May 1              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 1 to mid-May

  • Carrying Place Swing Bridge
  • Glenn Ross Swing Bridge
  • Ranney Falls Swing Bridge (Campbellford)
  • Hastings Swing Bridge
  • Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge
  • Bolsover Swing Bridge
  • Boundary Road Swing Bridge
  • Lakeshore Road Swing Bridge
  • Couchiching 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.

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Aarin Crawford
Public Relations & Communication Officer
Ontario Waterways
Parks Canada
(613) 283-7199 ext. 202