The following is the official news bulletin from Parks Canada regarding the closure of the Hastings Swing Bridge scheduled to commence Jan 4, 2016 including public contact information.
Hastings Swing Bridge Closure
Peterborough, Ontario, October 28, 2015 – Parks Canada advises that the swing bridge located on County Road 45 in the Village of Hastings at Lock 18, will be closed from Monday, January 4 until mid-May 2016 so the bridge can be replaced. The new bridge will be constructed off-site over the fall and winter months, and will be installed during this timeframe. During the closure, the old bridge will be demolished and concrete repairs and modifications will be completed to support the new bridge. A pedestrian crossing over the Trent-Severn Waterway will be provided. The exact location of this route will be determined at a later date. Alternate vehicle routes across the Trent-Severn Waterway include County Road 30 to the East or County Road 28 to the West. For more information about this project and the Trent-Severn Waterway, please visit
Parks Canada would like to thank area community residents and visitors for their understanding during this time as we complete this important work.