The Petawawa Research Forest is the oldest research forest in Canada and was established in 1918. It is located along Highway 17, east of Chalk River, Ontario, and is under the jurisdiction of the Department of National Defence. The bridge was constructed on Meridian Road to assist in the movement of logging trucks, vehicles, and research teams within the Research Centre. Due to the environmentally sensitive nature of the site, home to a species of turtle considered threatened in Ontario, a mass timber bridge solution was developed that was minimally intrusive, quick to install, and entirely in keeping with the mandate of a research forest. Timmerman supplied and installed solid sawn cribs & bearing blocks, 35 m3 of Glulam girders, blocking, and rails, as well as the NLT bridge deck.