Dixon Bridge Replacement

The Dixon Bridge is a two 6.1 m span timber bridge across the Frenchmen River in southwest Saskatchewan, built in 1965. It is at the end of its service life and requires replacement. The bridge provides critical access through the park. Proposed work is to deconstruct the existing bridge and construct a new three-span 6 m -18 m - 6 m that will reduce issues of flooding and bridge damage from ice flows. A temporary bridge will be constructed prior to decommissioning the old bridge to maintain access during work. Work will be required below the high-water mark, and work will occur in or near critical habitat for species at risk as well as on lands protected under the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-Grouse. This work will be assessed using a Detailed Impact Assessment.


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Latest update

March 4, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada and Transport 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 Dixon Bridge Replacement - Public comments invited from February 2 to March 4, 2023 - January 19, 2023


Grasslands National Park
P.O. Box 150
Val Marie, Saskatchewan S0N 2T0
Telephone: 306-298-2257 or 1-888-773-8888
Email: infopnprairies-grasslandsnpinfo@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Grasslands National Park (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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