City of Kingston
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
The objective of the project is to rehabilitate the Upper Brewers Earth Dam and associated structures. The project will include an assessment of the earth dams and their rehabilitation. Based on the results of the assessment, work may include vegetation control, increasing the dam elevation, stability improvements, and repairs to the associated masonry waste weir.
Upper Brewers Lock 43 Masonry Repairs | City of Kingston
Masonry work has been completed at Upper Brewers Lock 43. These repairs ensure the continued safe passage of vessels along the canal and will increase the longevity of this historic masonry.
May 19, 2016 - Historic Masonry Work Completed at Kingston Mills Arch Dam and Upper Brewers Lock 43
March 9, 2016 - Upper Brewers Lock 43 Masonry Repair
Lower Brewers Lock 45 Masonry Repairs | City of Kingston
Lower Brewers Lock 45 will undergo masonry repairs to ensure the continued safe passage of vessels along the canal. Work will include stone replacement, stone repair, repointing and grouting. This work will increase the longevity of this historic masonry.
August 24, 2018- Community Update:Upcoming Geotechnical Investigations
Lower Brewers Swing Bridge | City of KingstonAugust 13, 2021- Lower Brewers Swing Bridge Closed Until Further Notice (.PDF, 370kb)
Rehabilitation of Kingston Mills Earth Dam | City of Kingston
Earth embankment dams across the watershed have been identified for rehabilitation or upgrades that may include repairs to washouts, removal of vegetation undermining their strength, and height increases. Kingston Mills Earth Dam will undergo a rehabilitation to ensure its reliability, functionality and to optimize its water management capacity. This project will also focus on public safety enhancements.
Kingston Mills Arch Dam Masonry Rehabilitation | City of Kingston
In spring 2016, masonry rehabilitation of the Kingston Mills Arch Dam and its Weir was completed to improve overall water management capacity. This work has increased the longevity of this historic masonry.
Kingston Mills is the first lockstation at the southern end of the Rideau Canal and connects the waterway to Lake Ontario. In 2016-17, the fixed bridge and its abutments were replaced in order to ensure its continued structural integrity.
Throughout the history of the Rideau Canal, many bridges over the canal along Kingston Mills Road have been constructed and replaced. In 2016-17, the swing bridge underwent rehabilitation including structural steel repairs, sandblasting, and repainting of the bridge structure.
The objective of this project is to undertake major masonry rehabilitations on the historic Kingston Mills locks. The work includes rehabilitation of all masonry components and will include stone replacement, stone repair, repointing and grouting.
Lock Masonry Repairs (Various) | Various locations from Ottawa and Kingston
The Rideau Canal spans 202 kilometers from Ottawa to Kingston and is connected by 47 locks. This project will undertake major masonry repairs at: Long Island Lock 14, Burritts Rapids Lock 17, Merrickville Lockstations, Old Slys Lock 26 and 27, Combined Old Locks, Poonamalie Lock 32, Newboro Lock 36, Chaffeys Lock 37, Upper Brewers Lock 43, and Lower Brewers Lock 45. Additionally, this project will provide resources to complete repointing work where required. Repairing the lock chambers along the system will ensure that vessels can continue to safely travel through the waterway and that visitors will be able to enjoy these historic structures for generations to come.
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