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Trudeau, Snyder Mark Work Start On Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Digital Blueprint of Gordie Howe Winsdsor-Detroit Bridge
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
Digital Design of Windsor-Detroit Bridge

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder during an event celebrating the start of construction on a bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit.

The work began Friday in Windsor on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River is expected to open in 2024.

The six-lane, cable-stayed bridge is expected to provide direct connections to highway networks in both cities. The corridor is the busiest commercial land crossing on the U.S.-Canada border, handling more than 30 percent of truck-hauled trade.

The privately owned Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel are the only current commuter crossings between the cities.

A groundbreaking ceremony for advance construction was held this summer in Detroit. The bridge is named after the late hockey legend.


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