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Notice: Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge Repair Update - July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 – 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 end of day Tuesday, July 24th, 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.

For More Information:
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.

Download full community update announcement here.