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Notice: Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge Repair Update - January 2018

January 19, 2018 – As part of the project to repair and rehabilitate the Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge the bridge is now scheduled to close on January 31, 2018, weather permitting.  At that time the contractor will be removing the bridge from site and transporting it to an area shop in order to undertake the needed repairs.  A further update will be shared with the community closer to January 31st in order to confirm the date of the closure.

A temporary pedestrian crossing will be installed on January 29th in order to maintain access for the community. A small parking area will also be provided south of the pedestrian crossing for those making use of the temporary bridge.

By transporting the bridge to an area shop for repairs, the bridge closure will be shorter than initially anticipated, however, the bridge will still need to be closed for 3-4 months depending on weather and the progress of work.  Further updates will follow throughout the winter to provide updates on the anticipated re-opening of the bridge this spring.

The detour route during the closure will redirect vehicles to the downstream crossing near Becketts Landing where Donnelly Drive and River Road meet County Road 44.

Parks Canada would like to thank the Burritts Rapids community for their patience and understanding as we complete these important repairs. 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.

For More Information:
For up-to-date news on Parks Canada infrastructure work in this community, please visit For questions or concerns, or to receive updates regarding these projects, please contact us at and include “Burritts Rapids” in the subject heading.

Download community update announcement here.