Crowds flock to Macdonald Bridge for MACPASS Miles and Bridgewalk 2022

The Macdonald Bridge was bustling with a different kind of activity on Sunday, as thousands of people took to the traffic lanes for MACPASS Miles and Bridgewalk 2022. 

MACPASS MILES 2022

Hundreds of runners of all ages raced across the bridge on Sunday morning, crossing the MACPASS Miles finish line for the first time since 2018.  

Halifax Road Hammers runners Hilary Rawding and Aaron Manning took first place in the mens’ and womens’ heats, with Katherine Sneddon-Simons from YHZ Track winning the girls’ race, and Mathew Lawton with Chebucto Athletics taking the prize for the boys’ heat.  

Hilary Rawding, winner of the MACPASS Miles 2022 Women’s heat.

Kristen Snedden-Simons, winner of the MACPASS Miles 2022 girls’ heat.

Mathew Lawton, winner of the MACPASS Miles 2022 boys’ heat.

Aaron Manning, winner of the MACPASS Miles 2022 men’s heat.

A child racing in the 2022 MACPASS Miles event.

A child crosses the finish line during MACPASS Miles 2022.

Runners cross the Macdonald Bridge during MACPASS Miles 2022.

Runners cross the Macdonald Bridge during MACPASS Miles 2022.

A child receives a medal after finishing the 2022 MACPASS Miles race.

BRIDGEWALK 2022

The excitement carried on into the afternoon — from the circus performers dazzling visitors centre span to the bands keeping people entertained and dancing, Bridgewalk was fun-filled for visitors, volunteers and bridge staff alike.  

This year’s Bridgewalk event featured some new activities, including the Ask An Engineer station — where visitors learned fun facts and information about the bridges from our Halifax Harbour Bridges insiders – and our photo scavenger hunt which had people exploring and learning more about the Macdonald Bridge.  

From everyone at HHB, thank you to everyone who visited the Macdonald Bridge on Sunday to make the return of these iconic events such a success.

People wander the Macdonald Bridge.

People wander the Macdonald Bridge.

Interstellar Circus Arts performs in the middle of the Macdonald Bridge.

Incoming Halifax Harbour Bridges CEO Tony Wright welcomes visitors to the 2022 Bridgewalk.

Halifax Mayor Mike Savage speaks at the opening of Bridgewalk 2022.

Members of the John Alphonse band perform on the Macdonald Bridge.

HHB bridge engineers give bridge facts to a Bridgewalk 2022 visitor.

People wander the Macdonald Bridge during Bridgewalk 2022.

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