Construction begins on bridge between Detroit and Ontario

Construction work has started on a bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder attended an event in Windsor on Friday celebrating start of construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The span is expected to open in 2024.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the start of construction for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. (Photo by Canadian PM / Twitter).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the start of construction for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. (Photo by Canadian PM / Twitter).

A groundbreaking ceremony for advance construction was held this summer in Detroit. The bridge is named after the late hockey legend.

The six-lane, cable-stayed, Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River is expected to provide direct connections to highway networks in both cities. The corridor is the busiest commercial land crossing on the border between the U.S. and Canada, handling more than 30 per cent of truck-hauled trade.

The privately-owned Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel are the only current commuter crossings between the cities.

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  1. Cindy says

    If it’s Canadian financed, does that mean Americans will have to pay tolls or extra taxes to use it? I mean our own traffic is bad enough..

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