Western Brook Bridge Replacement

The existing bridge crossing Western Brook in Gros Morne National Park, located approximately 5 kilometers south of St. Paul's along highway Route 430, is near the end of its intended life span. Consequently the current bridge will be replaced by a 54 meter single span, concrete-steel composite crossing structure, and paving will be required to tie the bridge to the highway. The new bridge will be constructed along the same alignment and limits as the existing structure, and the work area will be approximately 270 meters long. Route 430 is the only roadway that connects the Great Northern Peninsula and its 30,000 residents, so maintaining traffic flow will be necessary. As a result a temporary road diversion, including a pre-fabricated modular truss bridge, will be placed adjacent to Route 430 and the existing bridge during construction, and then removed and restored to blend in with the surrounding landscape once work is complete. All project activities will remain within this Zone IV area, based on Parks Canada's system of land use zoning. Western Brook is a scheduled Atlantic salmon river, so all in-water work will be scheduled to occur outside of the salmon migration period.


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Latest update

14 August 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from 15 July to 14 August, 2020 - July 15, 2020


Gros Morne National Park
PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0
Telephone: 709-458-2417
Email: pc.grosmorne.pc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Gros Morne National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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