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Construction Details, Costs Emerge for Gordie Howe International Bridge

A plan to build the nation's longest cable-stayed bridge has been busy clearing benchmarks this summer.
August 30, 2018, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Chad Livengood reports on the expected costs of the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge that would connect Detroit to Canada in Windsor.

"The consortium of infrastructure companies that will construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge have agreed to a fixed cost of more than $2.67 billion to build what will become North America's largest cable-stayed bridge over the Detroit River," according to Livengood.

Those details were revealed in a credit-report rating published by S&P Global Ratings. Also included in the report is a construction schedule: a 74-month construction process expected to be complete in time for the bridge to open on November 30, 2024. "That construction schedule includes building the 148-acre U.S. and 131-acre Canadian ports of entry and connections to Interstate 75 in southwest Detroit," adds Livengood.

Livengood also reported in July when the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority selected the Bridging North America General Partnership "to design, finance, build and operate the Gordie Howe bridge for 36 years." Planetizen also picked up the news in August when Wayne County Circuit Court Chief Judge Robert Colombo Jr. cleared the way for the bridge to proceed after the rival Detroit International Bridge Company attempted to block the project in the courts.

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Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in Crain's Detroit Business
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