Peterborough’s Warsaw Road Swing Bridge closed November 7 to 18

Additional repairs are being completed to bridge's metal grating deck to reduce excessive noise

The Warsaw Road Swing Bridge on Parkhill Road East in Peterborough will be closed to vehicles from November 7 to 18, 2022. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)
The Warsaw Road Swing Bridge on Parkhill Road East in Peterborough will be closed to vehicles from November 7 to 18, 2022. (Photo: Bruce Head / kawarthaNOW)

The Warsaw Road Swing Bridge, located on Parkhill Road East between Armour Road and Television Road in Peterborough, will be closed to vehicles from 9 a.m. on Monday, November 7th until 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18th.

According to Parks Canada, the closure is needed for the completion of repairs to the bridge’s metal grating deck.

Since the reconstructed bridge reopened in August 2021, there have been ongoing concerns with excessive noise generated by the vehicles passing over the bridge plating. In early July, selected grating panels of the metal bridge deck were removed, repaired, and then reattached to the bridge in an attempt to reduce the noise caused by vehicles using the bridge.

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Although the repairs on the selected grating panels were successful, additional panels were increasingly affected by the same issue and Parks Canada, after arranging for short-term fixes, scheduled complete repairs to take place in the fall.

During the temporary closure, traffic control measures and detour routes will be in place. Members of the public are advised to obey all safety signage.

While the bridge will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will have access to the sidewalk on the bridge except for around two days at the beginning of the closure, when the grating panels are removed, and again toward the end of the closure when the grating panels are reinstalled.

Pedestrians and cyclists using the west pathway along the canal between Parkhill Road East and Woodbine Avenue may encounter occasional interruptions following construction while the contractor removes maintenance equipment.