Listen Live
HomeNewsWasauksing Swing Bridge reduced operating schedule remains in action

Wasauksing Swing Bridge reduced operating schedule remains in action

- Advertisement -

The Wasauksing Swing Bridge’s reduced number of daily swings will continue during the 2022 navigation season. 

The Historic Wasauksing Swing Bridge Operating Schedule throughout this year’s boating season will be as follows: 

From April 15th to June 14th: 7 AM to 7 PM daily 

  • The bridge will open every second hour at 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:15 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM.

From June 15th  to August 31th; 7 AM to 9 PM daily,

- Advertisement -
  • The bridge will open every second at 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:15 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM and 9 PM

From September 1st to November 26th: 7 AM to 7 PM daily 

  • The bridge will open every second hour at 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:15 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM.

Indeginous Services Canada [ISC] says the bridge will not open on the hour when the 10-minute average wind speed, 10 minutes prior to the hour (i.e. hh:50), exceeds 30 km/hr and will not open to navigation in the event of a land-based emergency.

The bridge will open on demand for any water-based emergencies when the wind speed is 30km/hr or less.

In the event of a land-based emergency and water-based emergency occurring at the same time, the owner is authorized to address the land-based emergency first and then open the bridge to accommodate the water-based emergency.

ISC says the bridge is equipped with electronic signs displaying current average wind speeds, which are updated every 30 minutes. 

For up-to-the-minute information on wind speeds and bridge status, please call the bridge operator directly at 705-746-9620, or tune in to VHF channel 6.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Continue Reading