Roads & Bridges
Tower construction on Gordie Howe International Bridge nears completion
September 5, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
WINDSOR, Ont. – Construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB) is entering the home stretch following the completion of the structure’s U.S. tower.
On Aug. 30 the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced the final concrete pour had finished for the project’s U.S. tower, standing 220 metres tall stateside on the Detroit River. With this tower completed, construction will transition to the Windsor side of the bridge to finish the Canadian tower, with final pouring expected to occur by mid-September.
Construction on the pair of towers began four years ago with the laying of critical foundations and footings. The dismantling of cranes and scaffolding surrounding the U.S. tower is set to begin shortly, with a similar process to follow the completion of the Canadian tower.
Both towers contain the anchor boxes that connect the stay cables between the GHIB’s bridge and road decks and provide a key support system for the load of the bridge and the traffic it is expected to bear.
The GHIB is expected to open to traffic by fall 2024.
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