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Swing Bridge

Wasauksing Swing Bridge, originally built in 1895, is the Wasauksing First Nation's only road access to the mainland and an important crossing for area residents and visitors. The bridge is owned and maintained by the Government of Canada through Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), and operated by the Wasauksing First Nation.



Wasauksing First Nation is pleased to announce the commencement of the Wasauksing Swing Bridge Replacement Study.  This bridge represents an integral transportation link for the community. Wasauksing First Nation has retained Mooney Metaxas Engineering Inc. to complete this study with an anticipated study completion in 2019.

The Wasauksing Swing Bridge is owned and maintained by the Government of Canada.  The Government of Canada is funding this study through Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).  

The purpose of the study is intended to review existing information, identify needs to update previous findings, explore efficiencies to improve upon previous study recommendations, produce alignment and other concept options to replace the existing bridge, perform required data acquisition to properly evaluate each proposed option’s impacts, systematically evaluate options, engage review agencies, and recommend the preferred solution to prepare for design and construction.

The goal of the study is to develop a comprehensive evaluation of the viable alternatives for the replacement of the existing bridge. The study will give consideration to the information developed through the previous bridge replacement strategies and identify physical, social, and economic conditions that require updated analysis.

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