Angus L. Macdonald Bridge

Completed in 1955, the long Angus L. Macdonald Bridge spans Halifax Harbour to connect Halifax with Dartmouth.

The Dartmouth approach

Completed in 1955, the long Angus L. Macdonald Bridge spans Halifax Harbour to connect Halifax with Dartmouth. The Macdonald Bridge was converted from a two-lane to a three-lane structure with a pedestrian walkway and bicycle lane in 1999.

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Almost at mid span

  • Total Length: 1.3 km (0.84 mi.)
  • Suspension Bridge Suspended Spans: 762.1 m (2,500.4 ft.)
  • Length of Halifax Approach: 148.3 m (486.5 ft.)
  • Length of Dartmouth Approach: 436.9 m (1,433.5 ft.)
  • Width of Deck: 11.5 m (34.8 ft.)
  • Width of Bicycle Lane/Sidewalk: 2.6 m (8.5 ft.)
  • Height of Towers: 102.9 m (337.69 ft.)
  • Elevation of Road Deck (above water at centre span): 54 m (177.25 ft.)
  • Clearance Under Bridge (at centre span, high water level): 46.9 m (153.87 ft.)

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