As announced in August 2019, components of the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge have reached the end of their life cycle, and the National Capital Commission (NCC) is undertaking rehabilitation work to extend the bridge’s service life another 20 to 30 years.
Although work is progressing well, challenges during the procurement and construction process will require the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge to be closed an additional month, until October 1st, 2020. The extension is due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and their effects on the construction industry. The NCC regrets the impact that this extended closure will have on the public and is working with its partners, including Parks Canada and the City of Ottawa, to help mitigate the effects to traffic.
Current detours will remain in effect and additional information will be shared with the public as it becomes available.
Pedestrian and cyclist access will continue to be maintained during the construction period, and Canal navigation will not be interrupted.
Work will be undertaken Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 8 pm, and on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.
The NCC urges motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution, respect working crews and equipment, and obey signage and flag persons at the site.
This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $55-million investment from the 2018 federal budget.