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This is a list of all 4 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the province Nova Scotia. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of provinces.
1955 Angus L. Macdonald
Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (Halifax Harbour)
Bridgemeister ID:209
Structurae ID:0006027
O'Donnell ID:215
Coordinates:N 44.66116 W 63.5868
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ALM
Principals:Philip Pratley
Use:Vehicular (three-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,447f
Side spans:2 x 526f
Deck width:11.5m
Photo by Michael Levy Photo by Richard Ehrenberg
1970 A. Murray Mackay
Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (Halifax Harbour)
Bridgemeister ID:227
Structurae ID:0006028
Coordinates:N 44.67737 W 63.61219
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (four-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
2000 McAllister
Ogden, Guysborough vicinity, Nova Scotia, Canada (Salmon River)
Bridgemeister ID:2368
Principals:Galeb Construction
Use:Footbridge and Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:60m
Swinging
Tidnish vicinity, Nova Scotia, Canada (Tidnish River)
Bridgemeister ID:1751
Structurae ID:0022804
Coordinates:N 45.97675 W 64.042783
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:66m
Notes
  • A visitor sent the following information: "[The bridge is] located on a hiking trail on the bed of an abandoned late 19th century railway track, which is raised several meters above a low, marshy area. The bridge itself spans a gap where the Tidnish River flows through the embankment. When driving along the Sunrise Trail, you get a brief glimpse of the bridge, although you must take a small back road to get to it... The bridge is very sturdy, and does not 'swing' although a 70 kg (150 lb.) person can easily create a visible ripple that passes back and forth along the deck by stomping on it. The anchors for the main cables appear to be nothing more than two I-beams sticking out of the ground on a 45 degree angle to which the cables are bolted. The diagonal I-beams are most likely bolted or welded to a horizontal, buried I-beam. The suspender 'cables' are steel rods that are kept from sliding by resting behind a clamp. The bridge looks small and assymetrical when viewed from a distance because the towers and a large portion of the span aren't visible through the trees on each end. The path also passes over an old keystone bridge which was constructed when the railway was built in the late 19th century, you do not realize this when you are actually on the path because there is 2-3 m (7-10 ft.) of soil on top of the bridge, so you can only see the large stones when you are standing ON them."
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell sent more information about 19th-century arch bridge at this location. It was part of an ambitious project known as the "Chignecto Marine Transport Railway" intended to transport large ships across the Isthmus of Chignetco. See Chignecto Ship Railway and Tidnish Bridge.

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