There will be four four-hour closures of the Macdonald Bridge the following times. These closures do not impact the sidewalk and bike lane, both of which will be open. These closures are required to conduct work on overhead structures, including the dehumidifcation system for the main cable.
Monday, July 15 – 8:00pm – midnight
Tuesday, July 16 – 8:00pm – midnight
Wednesday, July 17 – 8:00pm – midnight
Thursday, July 18 – 8:00pm – midnight
Approach span bearings
Another approach span bearing on the Macdonald Bridge will require a partial weekend closure the end of July or in early August. The date is still to be confirmed.
The closures are required to replace bearings on two of the bridge piers of the Macdonald Bridge, located on the approach span of the bridge 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.