McCreight’s Dam Replacement, Bridgeland River
By Linda Heron on
Friday, July 11th, 2014
MNR Site No: 2CA5
Project Name: McCreight’s Dam Replacement
Project Location: Thessalon, ON
Contact: J.L. Richards
Status: Undergoing replacement of existing two gate dam structure. New 8m 2-gate structure. Existing dam used as a coffer dam.
McCreight’s Dam and the Bridgeland River. Also nearby, McCreight’s Pond, a closed Ontario Ranger camp (2012), a closed Ontario Forestry Prison farm (1973), and an abandoned fire tower. McCreight’s dam is about 6 kilometers (4 miles) north of the village of Little Rapids in the Kirkwood Forest. The original dam dated from the early 1900‘s and was replaced with a new two gate water control dam- -Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources is responsible for the structure.