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ghYHZ

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Halifax Harbour Bridges
« 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/





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







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








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







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









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









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Re: Halifax Harbour Bridges
« Reply #1 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. Can’t believe I didn’t notice that the last time I was in Halifax.
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Re: Halifax Harbour Bridges
« Reply #2 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. Can’t believe I didn’t 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.
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