Restrictions due to weather:
HHB closely monitors wind speeds and will restrict access to the bridges if necessary:
What is considered a high-sided vehicle? At Halifax Harbour Bridges, a high-sided vehicle is defined as any vehicle exceeding 7’2” (2.2 metres) in height, including any fixed or removable racks. As a point of reference, most pick-up trucks, SUVs and vans, including most 15-passenger vans, fall well below this height restriction.
Other than buses, no vehicles weighing over 3200 kg (7055 lb) are permitted on the Macdonald Bridge and must cross the harbour via the MacKay Bridge.
There is no bicycle or pedestrian access on the MacKay Bridge.
HHB requires a written letter of permission for all slow moving and oversized vehicles wishing to cross the MacKay Bridge. These vehicles include:
No vehicles in the above listing may cross the A. Murray MacKay Bridge (AMM) during peak period traffic hours.
Depending on the height, width and weight of the vehicle and HHB escort may be required.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Daryl Lowe, Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org