A new life for the "Old Bridge": Full deck replacement of historic Halifax suspension bridge is a marvel

The process of replacing the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia is detailed here. A few options were considered by project planners, from simple resurfacing to a full-scale conversion to a cable-stay bridge. Full deck replacement was deemed the optimal solution, and the new deck segments were constructed with the stiffening trusses below, rather than above, the deck. The bridge's service life has been extended for generations, as opposed to just 20-50 years.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 24-26, 28, 30-32
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  • Accession Number: 01644496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2017 10:08AM