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National Boards => Bridges => Topic started by: ghYHZ on October 20, 2020, 07:00:25 AM

Title: Halifax Harbour Bridges
Post by: ghYHZ on October 20, 2020, 07:00:25 AM
Back in 1955 the Angus L MacDonald Bridge opened across Halifax Harbour to Dartmouth:

https://www.hdbc.ca/


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By the early 1960s.....a second bridge crossing was needed and a study prepared on possible locations.



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Below is the option they went with and it eventually became the A Murray MacKay Bridge......opening in 1969:



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Another option was a 'Twined' MacDonald.....



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Or: Cogswell/Cornwallis St to Portland St.......



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And: Robie/Oakland Rd - Georges Island Ė Woodside (a Double Suspension).....



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Title: Re: Halifax Harbour Bridges
Post by: 1995hoo on October 20, 2020, 07:32:03 AM
Was the MacDonald Bridge designed by the same person who designed the Lion's Gate Bridge? The resemblance is quite striking. Canít believe I didnít notice that the last time I was in Halifax.
Title: Re: Halifax Harbour Bridges
Post by: ghYHZ on October 20, 2020, 07:53:47 AM
Was the MacDonald Bridge designed by the same person who designed the Lion's Gate Bridge? The resemblance is quite striking. Canít believe I didnít notice that the last time I was in Halifax.

Did a little research and the Lions Gate designer was Charles Monsarrat......he was also a partner in the Philip Pratley firm that designed the MacDonald and did the 1963 Study.