If you normally drive on Parkhill Road East between Armour Road and Television Road in Peterborough, you’ll need to take another route for the next six or seven months.
Parks Canada announced on Friday (September 18) that the Warsaw Swing Bridge will be closed from October until the spring.
Pending contractor submissions, the bridge will be closed as of Monday, October 5th, and will remain closed over the fall and winter months. It will re-open in spring 2021, prior to the opening of navigation on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Parkhill Road East will only be closed at the swing bridge, with access to local businesses remaining open.
Detour signage will be in place, with eastbound traffic on Parkhill Road East being directed to Nassau Mills Road and westbound traffic directed to Lansdowne Street.
Parks Canada states that recent engineering inspections have shown the bridge is nearing the end of its useful life. The bridge was originally constructed in 1956, and is a twin to the Maria Street Swing Bridge in East City.
The work involves the full replacement of the steel swing bridge structure, repairs to concrete abutments, and replacement of mechanical and electrical operating systems. Large portions of the new bridge will be constructed off site and assembled in place.
Once complete, the swing bridge will have full highway load rating and a sidewalk for pedestrian use.