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No suspension in thrills – the Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge

December 2018

The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is a unique tourist attraction, located in Ferris Provincial Park in Campbellford, Ontario.  The 300 foot long bridge, built in 2004, takes visitors on a picturesque trip 30 feet over the Ranney Gorge, just south of Ranney Falls.

Built with assistance of a construction engineering detachment from RCAF Station 8 Wing Trenton, the bridge is located beside locks 11 and 12 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, so this is an ideal stop for both road-trippers and boaters.  It can be accessed either through the Ferris Provincial Park, where daily parking fees apply, or off Trent Drive, where you can park for free in a small parking lot at the west end of the bridge.

For those who wish to explore a little more, Ferris Provincial Park offers miles of hiking trails and a boat launch where visitors can rent kayaks.

The Ranny Gorge Suspension Bridge is also on the Trans Canada Trail and is a short walk away from downtown Campbellford.

Sources:  www.visittrenthills.ca, www.friendsofferris.ca/history.html

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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