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Gordie Howe International Bridge eyes late June deck connection

May 22, 2024  By CHC Staff

(Photo credit: Gordie Howe International Bridge)

WINDSOR, Ont. – The Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to close the gap between both sides of its deck by the end of June, according to the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.

26 metres remain between the deck sections on the Detroit and Windsor sides of the bridge, with work imminent on a 15-metre segment on the U.S. side before teams install the final section, known as the midspan closure.

Once complete, the bridge deck will measure 853 metres between each tower, making the Gordie Howe International Bridge’s main span the longest in North America and the 10th-longest in the world. The completed bridge deck will also hold the global title for longest composite steel and concrete deck of a cable-stayed bridge.

With this approaching milestone, the opening of the bridge is set for fall 2025. Remaining work includes the installation of electrical and fire suppression systems, drainage systems, barriers, lighting and deck paving, along with pavement markings for the bridge’s multi-use path. The remaining 10 of 216 stay cables are expected to be installed by mid-June.


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