Jakes Landing Bridge Project at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

The former floating bridge that spanned the Mersey River at Jake's Landing in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site was damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Fiona on September 14, 2022. The floating bridge was an important pedestrian bridge that connected the campground and Jake's Landing. The objective of this project is to replace the former floating bridge with a permanent bridge structure on the same horizontal alignment. The new structure would be comprised of composite fiber technology (CFT), in line with the Federal Government and Park's Canada broader goal of sustainable development. From hydrological analysis and geotechnical investigations completed to assess subsurface conditions, the preferred bridge concept would consist of a Three-Span Fiber Reinforced Composite Bridge structure with three truss spans. Two 11.3 m Truss Side Spans and one 30.5 m Truss Center Span. After reviewing geotechnical recommendations, access limitations, constructability, and environmental considerations, the recommended substructure solution proposes a bridge founded on two abutments and two piers. The east abutment would consist of spread/strip footings (shallow foundation). Both east and west piers would consist of driven steel pipe piles and the west abutment would be built on traditional screw piles due to the western bank being difficult to access with heavy construction equipment used to drive steel pipe piles. Bridge clearance would be at least 2.2 m (7'2") high for the emergency boat to be able to pass underneath. The construction of this project is estimated to begin in September of 2023 and be completed by April of 2024.

Latest update

October 17, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
P.O. Box 236
Maitland Bridge, Nova Scotia B0T 1B0
Telephone: 902-682-2770
Email: kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada (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


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