Brighton Road Swing Bridge

Designed by WSP, the Brighton Road Swing Bridge is an innovative, lightweight and durable structure that carries traffic over the Murray Canal near Brighton, Ontario. The structure is a centre pivot swing bridge which swings 90-degrees to an open position to allow boats to traverse the Murray Canal, which is part of the historic Trent Severn Waterway.


  • Brighton, Ontario, Canada


  • Public Services and Procurement Canada

Project Value

  • Design – $1.8M, Construction - $13.2M

Project Status

  • Complete

Key numbers

Maximum Force in Span Drive Cylinder
497.1 kN 497.1 kN
Measured Mass of Bridge
346,800 kg 346,800 kg
Number of Micropiles in Bridge Foundation
78 78