New Bridge Construction Across Mersey River at Mill Falls

The proposed project will see the construction of a new pedestrian bridge across the Mersey River near Mills Falls. The new bridge will replace a nearby existing pontoon floating bridge which was damaged during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. The new single span bridge will be 30.5m in length and 1.8m wide. Cast in place concrete abutments will be established on either bank, with a total surface area of ~20m2 . Short sections of new trail (~30m total length) will also be required on the north and south banks to connect the bridge with the adjacent existing trail networks. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

23 August July 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.



Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
P.O. Box 236
Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia B0T 1B0
Telephone: 902-682-2770

  • Location

    • Kejimkujik National Park (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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