Second Bridge Between Detroit and Windsor Moving Forward

Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is choosing between three teams of developers to create a new span between the two cities.

The Authority issued formal requests for proposals to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

It will be the second bridge connecting Detroit with Windsor and provide a second span for trade between the U.S. and Canada in addition to the existing Ambassador Bridge.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s point person for the project, Andy Doctoroff, says the state still needs to assemble all the property needed for the new bridge.

But he says the project is on schedule for the bridge to be built and open for business by 2022.

Doctoroff said, “This signifies that the entire bridge project is moving ahead full steam. We can expect to receive within a year bids from the three teams that is ultimately going to construct, maintain, operate and design the bridge.”

Doctoroff tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the formal request for proposals marks a major milestone in the bridge project.

Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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