Thursday, December 17, 2015


A couple of bridges today.....

The one above, the MacKay Bridge
 which spans the harbour and connects Halifax and Dartmouth.

And this much smaller one down the road from us
which is on the Atlantic Trail in Lawrencetown.


  1. Whenever I hear "MacKay Bridge," I think of Peter MacKay. I know it's not named for HIM but maybe one of his forebears? His family has been prominent in Nova Scotia for a long time, I'm sure.

  2. Good question Debra. He might well be a relative of Mr. Peter MacKay. Most of us are related here in N.S. lol
    I did find this however:The bridge is named after Alexander Murray MacKay, chairman of the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission from 1951 to 1971 and past chief executive officer of MT&T. MacKay was instrumental in having both the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge and his namesake structure built during his tenure at the commission.

    1. Thanks for doing the research, Jim! Now I know.

  3. I love bridges and find the low ones that sometimes take you island hopping to be especially charming... although I DO love the heights.

  4. The MacKay bridge is beautiful, in a rugged way.


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