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.
Good question Debra. He might well be a relative of Mr. Peter MacKay. Most of us are related here in N.S. lolI 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.
Thanks for doing the research, Jim! Now I know.
I love bridges and find the low ones that sometimes take you island hopping to be especially charming... although I DO love the heights.
The MacKay bridge is beautiful, in a rugged way.
Hey, I really like your comments and appreciate the time you took to do so.