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Gordie Howe Cross-Border Bridge Will Not Open not before 2025

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The Gordie Howe Bridge is scheduled to open 10 months late in September 2025.

Associated Press

The second bridge between Canada and Detroit, Michigan, will not open to traffic before fall 2025, several months late.

To explain this postponement, those responsible Project managers cited disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted the construction industry in the United States and Canada.

The construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, named in honor of the Canadian hockey player who wore the colors of the Detroit Red Wings, took place ;was started in 2018 and was scheduled to be completed in 2024.

The goal now is to open the bridge to traffic in September 2025, even whether the bridge deck should be completed this year.

After a three-year pandemic and given the size and complexity of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, our project team is pleased that the The impact on the construction schedule is limited to only 10 months beyond the originally planned completion date, said Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority President and CEO Charl van Niekerk. in a press release.

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The project will cost $6.4 billion, according to the most recent estimate. The figure previously put forward was $5.7 billion.

The Gordie Howe Bridge will become the third highway link between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, alongside the Ambassador Bridge and the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel.

The Ambassador Bridge is considered the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States since 25% of all trade between these two countries passes through them. It plays a particularly important role in the automobile manufacturing sector.

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