Development Team Selected for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Connecting Detroit to Canada
DETROIT — Bridging North America, a partnership of Fluor and ACS Infrastructure Canada, was selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project for Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority. The planned bridge and border crossing will span the Detroit River and connect Detroit to Windsor, Canada by linking I-75 and I-96 with the new extension of Highway 401 in Ontario. When complete, the bridge will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. The scope of the project also includes building new ports of entry on both the U.S. and Canadian side of the Detroit River as well as improvements to existing infrastructure. Early work will start this summer in advance of financial close, which is set for this fall. Fluor and ACS will operate and maintain the facility for 30 years to performance standards that will be established by WDBA following completion.