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Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge Finally Open To The Public

KAWARTHA LAKES- It’s a sight for sore eyes. The Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge is now open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

“Parks Canada would like to thank the Bobcaygeon community for their patience and understanding during the construction period.” said a press release from the organization.

Officials say prior to navigation, in Spring 2024, the bridge will require another short closure to install the final mechanical components required to optimize the bridge swing operations and allow commissioning activities to be completed. More information on the timing and duration of this closure will be provided in the coming months.

The bridge has been closed for almost three years. The bridge closed in October 2020 and was to reopen in the spring of 2021, prior to the opening of navigation on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

“Engineering inspections in recent years have indicated that this bridge requires intervention. Parks Canada is leading this important infrastructure work along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site to ensure safe, high-quality experiences for visitors by improving heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.” said a release from Parks Canada at the time.

The project experienced a number of delays with mechanical components and hydraulic equipment manufactured for the bridge that was expected to arrive on-site was delayed.

 

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