The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge opened. An informative YouTube video on the bridge’s construction and subsequent changes can be viewed at: (Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission, April 6, 2013). The lives of six men were lost during the bridge’s initial construction: Jean Marie Belanger, Rudolphe LaRocque (21), Louis Benoit Pelletier (26), Arthur McKinley (54), and Yvon Moreau (19). Supervisor, L. J. McMahon, died of a heart attack. (Source: ‘Crossings Fifty Years of the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge’ by Harry Chapman (Nimbus), p.28.) (Photo: An official motorcade inaugurated the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge in 1955. N.S. Archives).