Parks Canada is pleased to provide an update on the project to repair the historic Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge. Work has advanced to the point where the bridge should be reopened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic by Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
Once opened to traffic, the work will enter into the commissioning phase, where the contractor will be closely monitoring the performance of the bridge, conducting test swings, and making minor adjustments as required. Throughout the commissioning phase, which could take up to two weeks, residents should anticipate intermittent closures during the day.
Once the bridge is re-opened to traffic, the temporary pedestrian crossing will be removed.
Over the last two weeks the contractor has completed repairs to the bridge’s protective coating, installed the wood decking, re-installed mechanical components, and completed additional repairs on the historic stone masonry.
Parks Canada would like to thank the Burritts Rapids community for their patience and understanding as these important repairs were completed.
Through investments in infrastructure, Parks Canada is protecting and preserving our treasured places, while supporting local economies, contributing to growth in the tourism sector, and enhancing the charm and attractiveness of Canada’s heritage sites.