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Tony Wright takes on CEO role beginning Aug. 8

HALIFAX (May 6, 2022) Halifax Harbour Bridges today announced its new CEO. Tony Wright, currently general manager at Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), will take the reins at the provincial commission as of August 8. The Board chose

We Stand with Ukraine

Drivers crossing the Macdonald Bridge will notice a new flag flying atop the Dartmouth tower. Several months ago identifying the flag might have been a tricky trivia question, but since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February, many organizations

April 14: Feast day for the patron saint of bridge builders

If there is a little extra spring in the steps of the engineering staff today, it may not just be because a long weekend is a few hours away. April 14 is the Feast Day for St. Bénézet, the patron saint

Bridgewalk 2022: Come walk the Macdonald Bridge

For the thousands of people that cross the Macdonald Bridge daily, the panoramic views of Halifax and Dartmouth are stunning – but fleeting. The opportunity to change that – and really soak in all the city perspectives from every part

Bridge traffic as a measure of economic activity

When local researchers study the impact of the pandemic, a look at traffic volumes on the Halifax Harbour Bridges could offer interesting metrics. “If traffic is a barometer of what is happening in the economy, as we’ve just passed the

Protecting the lifeline of a suspension bridge

In late 2021 the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSURB) approved a toll increase to accommodate a 10-year $280 million capital and maintenance budget for Halifax Harbour Bridges.  As a public sector organization committed to transparency, HHB is publishing

Thriving in a non-traditional job

March 8 is International Women’s Day. At HHB it is an opportunity to learn more about employee Eyrka Sparks in Maintenance. When Eryka Sparks is plowing snow on the MacKay Bridge, the slight 23-year-old Dartmouth resident gets one of two

HHB’s pleasant Board anomaly

At a time when women are still under-represented on boards and commissions across Canada, Halifax Harbour Bridges stands out. Not only are four of the nine board members women, but the key roles are held by women. “Nationally women make

Blue Nose Marathon returns to bridge

For the first time since 2018, Blue Nose Marathon runners will enjoy the thrill of crossing the Macdonald Bridge in their quest to accomplish their running goals. “We have always been a big supporter of the Blue Nose Marathon,” says

The MACPASS Mile is back: Can you conquer the Bridge?

It may not be the longest course in the province, nor feature that long hill that tests a real runner’s mettle, but the MACPASS Mile has a spectacular panoramic view of Halifax Harbour that you can’t find in any other race.

January 3 toll increase for Halifax Bridges

A toll increase that will allow Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) to fund a 10-year capital plan and continue to provide safe, efficient and reliable cross‐harbour transportation for the next decade will go into effect on January 3. 2022. The increase

HHB CEO on bridge closures and the 10-year maintenance plan

This story originally appeared as a guest column in the Chronicle Herald, December 10, 2021 If you got all your news from social media, you might think one of the two Halifax harbour bridges is constantly closed. There’s little question

HHB updates its five-year strategic plan

In 2020 Halifax Harbour Bridges approved a five-year strategic plan designed to serve as a roadmap for the organization. Crafted in early stages of the pandemic and prior to the approval of the first toll hike in a decade, the

Halifax Harbour Bridges Annual Report now available

The recently released Halifax Harbour Bridges 2020/21 annual report suggests the COVID 19 pandemic had a significant impact on both traffic volumes and corresponding toll revenues. With the province under a state of emergency during the entire fiscal year ending

Engineer’s family donates important drawing

A rare pen and ink concept drawing by one of the engineers that helped build the Macdonald Bridge was donated to Halifax Harbour Bridges recently. The 1949 drawing of the proposed Angus L. Macdonald Bridge was created by Charles A.E.

Scenic bridge views focus of HHB fundraising calendar

Halifax’s iconic harbor bridges often serve as a backdrop for the personal and professional adventures that take place around Halifax and Dartmouth. In a new fundraising calendar produced by Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB), the Angus L Macdonald Bridge and the

MADDness on the Macdonald Bridge

A dozen volunteers whose lives have been altered by a drinking and driving tragedy helped launch the annual MADD Canada red ribbon campaign at the Macdonald Bridge tolls on November 16. Halifax Police Chief Dan Kinsella was on hand and

NSURB approves toll increase for Halifax Bridges

Oct. 4, 2021 The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) has approved a toll increase that will allow Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) to fund its 10-year capital plan and continue to provide safe, efficient and reliable cross‐harbour transportation for

Questions and answers about the toll increase

  On October 4, 2021, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) approved an application by Haifax Harbour Bridges for its first toll hike in a decade. As a result of the decision, the fee for passenger vehicles crossing

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