Construction season opens with pier rehabilitation on Macdonald

The Spring construction season at Halifax Harbour Bridges kicks off this week with the rehabilitation of concrete piers on the Dartmouth side of the Macdonald Bridge.

The piers, which support the bridge deck, were installed in 1955 as part of the original bridge construction. Over time, many of the piers have shown signs of deterioration. The three being rehabilitated this year – D3, D7 and D8 — are part of a rehabilitation plan that has been ongoing since 2013.

The work involves the removal of damaged concrete and replacing it. The rehabilitation on three piers is expected to continue until November.