Macdonald Bridge closures in July

Traffic advisory

There will be several full bridge closures on the Macdonald Bridge July 2019. These closures do not impact the sidewalk and bike lane, both of which will be  open.

Approach span bearings

  • 7:00pm Friday, July 5 until 4:00pm July 6
  • 7:00pm July 26 until 4:00pm July 27

The closures are required to replace bearings on two of the bridge piers of the Macdonald Bridge, located on the approach span in Dartmouth. HHB began a process of replacing the bearings in 2015. The bearings, original to when the bridge opened in 1955, were identified as needing to be replaced based on condition and performance.

Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 11 (maximum four nights) – dehumidification system

8:00pm until 12:00 am (midnight) four hours

These closures are required to work over the roadway on the wrapping for the dehumidifcation system which is on the main cable.