Monitoring weather events: be informed about the state of the bridges

Safety of the travelling public, employees, contractors and the bridges is the priority for Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB). To find out if HHB is restricting access to the bridges because of a weather and wind or wind event you can refer to our Twitter and Facebook pages call 511 or go to the provincial 511 site.

HHB closely monitors wind speeds and will restrict access to the bridges if necessary:

  • Wind speeds of 75 – 85km – close the sidewalk and bike lane on the Macdonald Bridge
  • Wind speeds of 85km – restrict high-sided vehicles on the MacKay Bridge
  • Wind speeds of 120km – close the bridges to all traffic. Wind speeds can be different at each bridge.