Bobcaygeon Swing Bridge reopening pushed for fall 2022: Parks Canada – Peterborough

Other construction issues prompted the reopening of swings in the village of Bobcaygeon, Ont., in the fall of 2022, Canadian Park announced on Wednesday.

It was another delay on the refurbishment project for the bridge over the 32nd Lock of Trent-Severn Waterway. The bridge has been closed since May 2019 and the repair work has been delayed for a long time into 2020 due to COVID-19 Disease.

In July 2021, PCanada says reopening will be pushed to December. However, in early December, Parks Canada announced the project would not be completed until spring 2022.

Part of the project includes replacing the steel superstructure and concrete foundations, mechanical and electrical operating systems and wooden steel decks to preserve the original heritage structure that was first built. in 1921 in the village of Lake Kawartha City.

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The latest delay is not expected to impede boat traffic during the 2022 maritime season. Parks Canada noted increased pedestrian access through the upper locked gates and entrances of the park. it will stay open until the bridge project is completed.

“Parks Canada was recently informed by the contractor that the construction progress of the mechanical components for the bridge had been slower than expected and resulted in further delays in the progress of the renovation project,” said Parks. Canada stated.

Parks Canada said that over the next few months, lock-related electrical and hydraulic work will be carried out and completed in time for the marine season.

Parks Canada stated: “The design and re-engineering of the mechanical components for the bridge continues outside. “Components are expected to arrive at the site during the spring and summer of 2022, at which point they will be installed.”

While the installation of the component is underway, the remainder of the bridge work can continue with the goal of late summer or early fall and the bridge will be open to traffic in the fall after testing is complete. .

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