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The Big Lift means big changes for Natal Day Weekend at the Macdonald Bridge for 2015 and 2016

For the next 18 months the Macdonald Bridge will be under construction to replace the suspended structure of the bridge. Find Out More >

Updates/Closure Times

Closures of the Macdonald bridge, due to the Big Lift, during the week of July 26 to Aug 2, will be as follows: Closures to the Macdonald Bridge Sun July 26 Clos... Find Out More >

HHB shuttle schedule and information

The current HHB shuttle schedule will be “load and go” during peak hours (5:30 am – 9:30 am and 3pm – 6:30 pm Monday through Friday) and every half hour during non-peak tim... Find Out More >

Single lane closures on Macdonald Bridge July 27 to August 28

(Dartmouth, N.S.) Halifax Harbour Bridges advises motorists of single lane closures to take place on the Macdonald Bridge. Find Out More >

About The Big Lift

Halifax Harbour Bridges is embarking on a significant and necessary project beginning in early 2015: the replacement of the suspended spans of Macdonald Bridge.The bridge remains safe, but after 60 years the deck is wearing out and needs to be replaced. The project aims to extend the life of the bridge and reduce maintenance. The project includes: replacing the road deck, floor beams, stiffening trusses and suspender ropes on the suspended spans of the Macdonald Bridge. Find Out More >

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