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Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge to close for up to 6 months for rehabilitation

KAWARTHA LAKES-Parks Canada (PC)is undergoing a significant reconstruction of the Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge and the stucture will be closed for up to 6 months.

The Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge was originally constructed in 1921, and remains an important part of the landscape of the community, enabling the mix of both boat and vehicular traffic in the downtown core according to PC.

 

Courtesy Parks Canada

This fall, the swing bridge will undergo rehabilitation of its steel structure and replacement of its steel deck grating with a new wooden deck. The full project is expected to be completed in spring 2020.

In order to complete this replacement, Main Street will be closed at the swing bridge for the duration of the project, an estimated 5 to 6 months. Closure and detour details will be provided as the start-up of the project nears.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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