Halfway Brook Bridge Replacement

This project is for the replacement of the existing Halfway Brook Bridge located along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, N.S. Project components include highway realignment to accommodate new approaches, roadway diversion and expansion of the parking area for the Coastal Trail trailhead, as well as likely relocation of utility poles and lines away from the new alignment. The footprint is predicted to increase from 18,000m2 to 22,000m2. Bridge construction includes pile driving, excavation, and concrete and asphalt placement. The design also requires tree clearing for geotechnical work (completed under a separate PRIA) as well as for the road realignment, roadway diversion and parking expansion.  

Latest update

February 3, 2023 – 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 January 4 to February 3, 2023 - January 4, 2023


Cape Breton Highlands National Park
7495 Main Street
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H6
Telephone: 902-224-2306
Fax: 902-285-2866
Email: cbinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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