Infrastructure upgrades to two major swing bridges along the Trent-Severn Waterway are on track for completion this fall, administrators say, even as planning continues for the next round of improvements.
The Glen Ross Swing Bridge will be given a major overhaul before year’s end, and the Brighton Road Swing Bridge is slated to be replaced. Meantime, contractors will examine seven other waterway structures to determine next steps.
- Trenton Dam 1 and Lock 1
- Glen Miller Lock 3 and Dam
- Frankford Dam at Lock 6
- Percy Reach Lock 8
- Meyers Lock 9 and Dam
- Hagues Reach Lock 10 and Dam
- Ranney Falls Lock 11/12 and Dam
Since 2015, the federal government has announced more than $600 million of work along the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site. Many dams, locks, bridges and other concrete structures in Quinte West and Trent Hills are slated for rehabilitation. The Hastings Swing Bridge was replaced during the spring of 2017.
“Significant planning goes into each Parks Canada infrastructure project and that is especially the case for these complex projects that require in-water construction,” Parks Canada said in a news release.
Parks Canada administers the Trent-Severn Waterway, which runs from Lake Ontario at the Bay of Quinte to Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, with the goal of connecting communities and providing opportunities for recreation and economic benefit.