Rideau Ferry Bridge Rehabilitation, County of Lanark

The project involves rehabilitation of an existing bridge that crosses the Rideau Canal at the interface between Big Rideau Lake and Lower Rideau Lake. The proponent is the County of Lanark. The following is a synopsis of the proposed work:


In fall of 2021 work will be focused on the substructure, and includes re-facing the abutments (which are terrestrial) with new concrete, and replacing the bearings at the abutment locations only. In 2022 work will involve the following elements:

  • Remove and replace cantilevered curb and sidewalk on deck edges
  • Install new pipe railings
  • Scarify Concrete Deck
  • Perform Localized Concrete Deck Repairs
  • Replace Deck Drains
  • Install additional reinforcing in deck overtop piers
  • 60mm Concrete Overlay
  • Replace Expansion Joints at bridge ends
  • Reconstruct top of Ballast Wall and construct new approach slabs


The project scope will take place adjacent or over the water but will not involve in water work. Any possible impacts to navigation (e.g. work above the navigation channel) will be assessed within the Basic Impact Assessment framework.


Parks Canada's jurisdiction extends to the Upper Controlled Water Elevation in this location and does not include any terrestrial lands, and a permit is therefore required for the project under the Historic Canal Regulations. An approval from Transport Canada is required under the Canadian Navigable Waters Act.


Latest update

October 18, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Transport Canada
David Zeit, Senior Environmental Officer
4900 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5
Telephone: 416-952-0491
Fax: 416-952-0514
Email: enviroont@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • County of Lanark (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    County of Lanark
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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