Halifax Harbour Bridges

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Halifax Harbour Bridges is the operating name of a Nova Scotia provincial agency legally named the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission responsible for operating, maintaining, and constructing bridges over Halifax Harbour between the Halifax Regional Municipality communities of Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. They also have authority over any bridges over the Northwest Arm, although no such bridge currently exists.The Commission reports to the Minister of Finance and the Nova Scotia Cabinet approves the Commission's financing. The Commission has nine board members. The Province can appoint five members, including the Chair and Vice-Chair; and the Halifax Regional Municipality appoints four Councillors. The Commission's toll rates are approved by The Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board.

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Angus L. Macdonald Bridge

The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, known locally as the Macdonald bridge or the "old bridge", was opened on April 2, 1955. The bridge was designed by Phillip Pratley, a bridge designer also responsible for the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver. The Macdonald bridge often suffers from traffic problems due to its narrow width, so a lane addition project was completed in 1999.

A. Murray MacKay Bridge

The A. Murray MacKay Bridge, also known as the MacKay bridge or the "new bridge", was opened on July 10, 1970. It is located to the north of the Macdonald bridge, at the Narrows of Halifax......
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