County seeking public input on updated detailed design for new bridge in Campbellford

Concept drawing of the new Trent River Crossing

Cobourg, ON – April 13, 2023 - Northumberland County, in collaboration with the Municipality of Trent Hills, continues to advance a detailed design for construction of a second Trent River crossing in Campbellford.

Following the most recent round of community consultations in 2020 as part of this multi-year project, updated designs of the new bridge and surrounding road network improvements are now available for feedback. These designs will also be presented on April 26, 2023, at an information session, where the public will have an opportunity to learn more and share their thoughts.

“From the beginning, community engagement has been a vital part of this development process. Feedback from residents and businesses has helped shape new opportunities for improvements for the bridge design and the connecting road network,” commented Denise Marshall, Director of Public Works. “We are excited to share the detailed design based on extensive consultation and the input we have received to date. This design will reduce traffic backups on Grand Road and improve the safety of pedestrians near the bridge and proposed round-about.”

The design stage of the project began in the spring of 2019 with site investigations and the development of preliminary design. In the summer of 2020, a public information session was held to seek input on options and opportunities for improvement to the preliminary design. The upcoming information session will showcase the updated detailed design for the project based on work to date along with consultation and engagement with the community over the past few years.

“The Trent River Crossing is a generational project for the community, respecting the importance of the history and heritage of the Trent River and surrounding community,” remarked Marshall. “Community input has led to the design of vibrant gathering places and enhanced community connections with the river and the community.”

Public Information Session

The upcoming public information session will be an opportunity for community members to view a presentation and displays on the updated design, ask questions, and share further feedback.

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Location: Campbellford Masonic Hall
53 Front Street South

Time: The same session will be offered at two different times:
3:00—5:00 p.m. and
6:00—8:00 p.m.

Join In the conversation

For more information about this project, including how to participate in the upcoming information session, review plans, submit questions, and provide feedback online, please visit

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  • Concept drawing of the new Trent River Crossing