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Lower Brewers Swing Bridge Replacement

The overall intent of this project is to replace the superstructure and repair the substructure of the Lower Brewers Swing Bridge. The project will entail: (1) Complete replacement of the wooden swing bridge superstructure including all timber members and connections, (2) Wheels and mechanical components will be refurbished where possible, (3) Complete replacement of the west abutment down to bedrock and rehabilitation of the existing centre pier and east abutment using micropiles, (4) The replacement of the wingwalls, with new wingwalls matching the existing in appearance and layout as closely as possible, (5) A 300mm (12") elevation increase may be incorporated into the design for maintenance purposes. Work activities below the high water mark are anticipated to take place during the non-navigation season from fall 2020 to spring 2021. Impacts to navigation are not anticipated. Terrestrial-based work activities may extend into summer 2021.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

20 april 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from 20 march to 19 april 2020 - March 20, 2020

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Rideau Canal National Historic Site
34 Beckwith Street South
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2A8
Telephone: 613-283-5170 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 613-283-0677

  • Location

    • Rideau Canal National Historic Site (Ontario)
  • Project Type

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Bridges
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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