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  • 09 Feb 2016 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    Due to the winter storm today and tomorrow, we are postponing tomorrow's Game Changers 'Pitch It!' event until March 1st. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope that you will be able to join us on March 1st. 

  • 01 Sep 2015 10:53 PM | Anonymous

    Halifax Harbour Bridges is embarking on a significant and necessary project beginning in early 2015: the replacement of the suspended spans of Macdonald Bridge.

    The bridge remains safe, but after 60 years the deck is wearing out and needs to be replaced. The project, also known as The Big Lift, aims to extend the life of the bridge and reduce maintenance.

    The Big Lift includes: replacing the road deck, floor beams, stiffening trusses and suspender ropes on the suspended spans of the Macdonald Bridge. When The Big Lift is complete, a significant amount of the bridge infrastructure will be new.

    The bridge will be open to vehicular traffic during the day. The work will be done mostly with overnight and several weekend bridge closures over the 18-month period.

    This is only the second time that the suspended spans of a suspension bridge will be replaced while keeping the bridge open to traffic. The first time was on the Lions Gate Bridge about a decade ago.

    After the Big Lift Project

    The Lions Gate Bridge is the sister bridge to the Macdonald Bridge, also designed by P.L. Pratley. HHB is working with the same bridge engineering firm, Buckland and Taylor, as was used on the Lions Gate redecking project.

    Some may think the suspended spans were replaced when the third lane was added in the late 1990’s but that is not the case. To create the third lane, the deck was kept and five feet of road deck was added on each side where the old sidewalk and ductway were. The bike lane and sidewalk were added to the outside of the bridge. At the same time the deck of the approach spans were replaced, but not the suspended spans.

    Once the 46 deck segments are replaced, the shipping clearance will be raised by approximately 2.1 metres. The hangers on the bridge will be replaced and at that time the bridge will be raised in increments (HHB is checking this with the engineers). While large post-Panamax are able to successfully navigate the bridges currently, the opportunity to raise the height as part of the overall redecking project is part of a prudent long-term planning strategy to ensure Halifax Harbour and Bedford Basin continue to accommodate a wide range of vessels.


  • 25 Sep 2014 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    The Group Professional Networking Association is proud to bring Canadian business icon Donald Cooper to Halifax on October 21st during Small Business Week 2014.

     

    "Accelerate Your Business' Bootcamp

    This entertaining and jam-packed workshop is specifically designed for business owners and their management teams - from small to medium sized businesses, up to $25 million in sales - in any industry!

     

    Get Event Tickets -  http://thegrouphalifax.com/donaldcooper/

     

    Date & Time:  October 21, 2014, 8:30AM - 1:30PM (includes snacks & lunch) 

    Location:  Best Western Plus, 15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Burnside Industrial Park, Dartmouth - lots of free parking

    Price:  Early Bird price $99.00 until Sept 30, 2014, $149 after that.  No Tax.

Greater Burnside Business Association      |        Email: greaterburnside@gmail.com

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