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The Hastings Swing Bridge, which is located on County Road 45 at Lock 18 in the Village of Hastings, is the property of Parks Canada.  Parks Canada has advised that the swing bridge will be closed from Monday, January 4 until mid-May 2016 so the bridge can be replaced.

Northumberland County is committed to ensuring that quality services are provided in a timely manner.  The County has been working with surrounding municipalities and Parks Canada to ensure that services for the residents of Trent Hills are maintained during the closure of the Hastings Swing Bridge. 

All County and emergency services will be delivered to residents of Hastings throughout the closure.  

Northumberland County advises residents that:

  • Winter road maintenance of County owned roads north of the bridge will be maintained by Peterborough County for the duration of the bridge closure.  This includes Albert St. (or Northumberland County Road 2a.)

  • Northumberland Paramedics and Peterborough EMS are working together to ensure the public do not experience a delayed response to an emergency.  The Trent Hills Fire Department is also working with Northumberland Paramedics to ensure timely first response for medical calls if required. 

  • Other County Services such as other road related services and waste collection will continue to be provided during this period.

Community Care Northumberland is partnering with the Municipality of Trent Hills to provide a courtesy van service for the residents of Hastings during the bridge closure in Hastings. There is no cost to the passengers for this van service that runs on Wednesdays only. Full details can be found in the documents below:


Hastings Swing Bridge Update - March 10, 2016, Eng
Hastings Swing Bridge Update - March 10, 2016, Fr

Hastings Swing Bridge Update - February 1, 2016 Eng
Hastings Swing Bridge Update - February 1, 2016 Fr

Hastings Swing Bridge Update - January 6, 2016 Eng
Hastings Swing Bridge Update - January 6, 2016 Fr

Hastings Swing Bridge Update - December 31, 2016 Eng
Hastings Swing Bridge Update - December 31, 2016 Fr

Hastings Swing Bridge Update - December 24, 2015 Eng
Hastings Swing Bridge Update - December 24, 2015 Fr

Northumberland County Media Release: December 21, 2015
County Services to be maintained during Hastings Swing Bridge closure

News Bulletin, Parks Canada - October 28, 2015 Hastings Swing Bridge Closure
Hastings Swing Bridge - Letter to Resident - November 20, 2015

Hastings Swing Bridge - Information Update - December 11, 2015
Hastings Swing Bridge Update: Temporary Pedestrian Walkway

For more information about this project and the Trent-Severn Waterway, please visit ww.pc.gc.ca/TSWHastings

Questions can be emailed to Parks Canada at:  Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca

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