Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Marks First Thousand Days

Thursday July 8th, 2021

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Construction of the bridge towers on the Canadian side.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge team marked 1000 days on July 1st since the start of construction.

Progress over the past 1000 days include near completion of all design work; earthworks, utility work, the start of building construction and the completion of the Perimeter Access Road at the Canadian Port of Entry (POE); earthworks and utility work at the US POE; demolition and start of reconstruction of three road bridges as part of the Michigan Interchange; and completion of the tower foundations and the start of construction of the bridge towers.

Construction activities are undertaken while limiting any potential adverse effects on the natural environment, cultural resources, and neighbouring residents and businesses.

On June 25th, 2021, Bridging North America and their subcontractors celebrated three million hours of work without a lost time injury.

Over the past two and a half years, more than 145 local business in Windsor-Essex and Detroit have been engaged by contractors and more than 3,900 workers, 46%of which are local, have been oriented to the project.

Construction of the bridge towers on the United States side.

The coming years are expected to be among the busiest times of construction on the project.

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North America continue to work toward a 2024 opening date.

Community members are invited to celebrate along with the project team. Free commemorative ball caps are available for order, while supplies last. Instructions on how to order a ball cap are available on the project website at www.GordieHoweInternationalBridge.com.

Looking North at the bridge towers from the Detroit River

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