Parks Canada had arranged for a temporary pedestrian crossing to be installed during construction. Construction will now overlap with a portion of the 2018 Rideau Canal navigation season. To ensure that the pedestrian crossing does not inhibit navigation, a modification to that crossing has been made that will allow a section to be removed allowing boats to pass during the hours of operation of the Rideau Canal.
In recent weeks work on repairing and painting the bridge pieces and mechanical components has progressed. Repointing work of the historic masonry abutments which support the swing bridge was also completed. Parks Canada would like to thank the Burritts Rapids community for their patience and understanding as we complete these important repairs.
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For up-to-date news on Parks Canada infrastructure work in this community, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/rcNorthGrenville. For questions or concerns, or to receive updates regarding these projects, please contact us at and include “Burritts Rapids” in the subject heading.