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The MacKay Bridge in Halifax opens in 1970

July 10, 2019

The opening of the A. Murray MacKay Bridge on July 10, 1970 was another historic event for Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission. The opening of the MacKay Bridge drew international interest due to its design and the engineering techniques that were applied to its construction for the first time in North America.

The MacKay Bridge was named after the Commission’s former Chairman from 1951 to 1971.

The bridge carries on average 54,000 vehicle crossings per day.

Total length : 1.2 km.

Height of the Towers : 96 m.

Highest traffic day and record for both bridges – December 14, 2012 – 123,904.

Total annual vehicle crossings : 33,000,000.


July 10, 2019