Freshwater Brook Bridge Replacement - Kensington Cove Road, Fortress of Louisbourg

This project calls for the complete replacement of the Freshwater Brook Bridge. The new structure will likely include a Precast Rigid Frame 11.59 m span. The final road elevation will be raised to accommodate the new structure. Support features include a control rock weir upstream of the bridge to maintain the water level in the wetland while accommodating fish passage. Some upgrades to channel bottom through the will allow for improved fish passage. The new shape involves a pool-riffle-run system with gradually stepped pools to match the natural river bottom elevations upstream and downstream of the structure. Work is expected to begin in September 2022 and continue for about four weeks. Local road closure is planned during work operations. PCA is consulting with DFO for expert input. ACOA, an Authority with this proposal, will be providing support, accordingly.

Latest update

July 22, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada are considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
259 Pk Service Rd
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 2L2
Telephone: 902-224-2306 or 1-902-371-2698

  • Location

    • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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