Earlier in October, the Gordie Howe International Bridge – a new international crossing between Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI, currently under construction – was recognized as the Best Road/Bridge/Tunnel Project by P3 Bulletin at their 2019 P3 Awards in New York City. What’s more, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), the Canadian agency overseeing the project, was recognized as the Government Agency of the Year. The annual P3 Awards honour the best public-private partnerships across the United States, Canada, and Latin America, seeking to acknowledge exemplary project leadership, innovative structures, and timely and efficient project delivery. Congratulations to our colleagues at the WDBA and their project partners on both sides of the border for this impressive industry recognition!
When completed in 2024, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will be the longest cabled-stayed bridge in North America, linking the two largest ports of entry on the Canada-U.S. border. Over 7000 trucks cross the Canada-U.S. border through Windsor-Detroit each day, carrying over $100 billion in goods each year. Once this new crossing is operational, this commerce will flow directly from the Highway 401 in Ontario to the I-75 in Michigan through state of the art customs plazas – further facilitating the efficient and secure movement of people and goods in North American supply chains.