Halifax Harbour Bridges, Halifax, NS


Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) owns and operates two long span suspension toll bridges, the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge and the A. Murray MacKay Bridge.  As a sub-consultant to Buckland & Taylor Ltd., Harbourside Engineering Consultants provides a wide range of structural engineering and project management services to HHB. Projects to date have included annual inspections of both the Macdonald and MacKay Bridges, design and engineering for several repair and maintenance projects, and project management of the MacKay Bridge Expansion Joint and OSDP Replacement Project.

The existing deck and stiffening trusses of the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge are nearing their service life and are in need of replacement. The design of the replacement deck of the suspended spans of the Macdonald Bridge is currently underway. As part of this project, Harbourside Engineering Consultants has completed the preliminary design of the major erection equipment to be used for the re-decking project and our personnel have been intimately involved in the analysis of the existing bridge structure during each erection stage. Presently in the detailed design phase of the project, HEC have four engineers playing an integral role on the design team working on the analysis of the existing bridge, design of the new deck and stiffening trusses and the design of erection equipment.

Client: Buckland & Taylor Limited / HHB

Value: Various ($5000 to $165 M)

Year: 2009 to Present

Role: Structural Design Engineers (Sub-consultant to Buckland and Taylor)