August 15, 2013

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced that the Government of Canada has issued an invitation to tender for the upcoming controls and drives replacement project on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge.

“The Burlington Canal Lift Bridge is an important part of regional, provincial and national infrastructure, serving thousands of Canadians daily, and providing substantial local and regional benefits,” said Minister Finley. “This project will replace the components that control the lift system of the bridge, ensuring the continued safety and functionality of this transportation link.”

The four-lane Burlington Canal Lift Bridge, completed in 1962, spans the Burlington Bay Canal, which connects Lake Ontario to the Port of Hamilton. In addition to providing a highway link between Burlington and Hamilton for thousands of commuters daily, the lift function of the bridge allows both commercial marine and pleasure craft traffic to move freely between Lake Ontario and the Port of Hamilton. The bridge is also used by cyclists and pedestrians.

“Our Government’s priority is job creation and economic growth, and these investments in infrastructure will help accomplish this, while also ensuring that we continue to provide safe and reliable public infrastructure for all Canadians,” said Mike Wallace, Member of Parliament for Burlington.

Public Works and Government Services Canada is committed to a fair, open and transparent tendering process and has issued a Request for Proposals on the Government Electronic Tendering System at, which replaced MERX on June 1, 2013.