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Gordie Howe International Bridge marks connection milestone

June 18, 2024  By Rock to Road Staff

(Credit: Gordie Howe International Bridge,

WINDSOR, Ont. – The Gordie Howe International Bridge has officially become a cross-country connection, with installation complete on the final two girders linking the bridge deck of the second connecting bridge on each side of the border between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, MI.

The bridge was announced in 2012 and began construction in 2018, with the project’s schedule delayed due to pandemic-related disruptions. The opening of the bridge is still scheduled for September 2025.

Despite this milestone, officials say a “substantial amount of work” remains, including the re-stressing of stay cables, post-tensioning of the deck and the installation of electrical, fire suppression, drainage systems, barriers, signage, lighting, deck paving and pavement markings.


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