It will be a toll bridge. It sounds like Canada is the driving force behind this bridge.
The name was announced in 2015 "in recognition of the legendary hockey player, a proud Canadian who led the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup victories." [GordieHoweInternationalBridge-chronology] In addition to the bridge, the project includes large port of entries on each side to handle customs. The Canadian side will also collect the tolls.
Contract Value: $5.7b, Construction Period: 74 months
AECON led the design
It started in 2018 and the estimated completion is 2024.
"This once-in-a-generation undertaking includes a 2.5-kilometre cable-stayed bridge with six lanes (three Canadian-bound and three U.S.-bound), and two approach bridges. The project also includes a 130-acre Canadian Port of Entry and a 148-acre U.S. Port of Entry. The fixed-priced contract is valued at $5.7 billion (nominal value), which includes the design-build (DB) phase and the 30-year operation, maintenance and rehabilitation (OMR) phase. Bridging North America is a consortium comprised of Aecon, ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Fluor Canada Ltd. to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge through a Public-Private Partnership (P3). Aecon has a 20 per cent interest in the equity, DB and OMR partnerships."
This is the post that taught me that the owners of the Ambassador Bridge lost their battle against a beltway bridge. (Thank goodness.) But the Moroun family fought hard to stop it. [freep]
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The now cold and silent blast furnaces of Great Lakes Works - Zug Island, as seen from the Gordie Howe International Crossing Bridge construction site in Windsor, Canada. #UnitedStatesSteel
James Torgeson: Neat graphics. I never realized the new bridge was going to be so close to Zug Island.
Dirk Graham: James Torgeson probably one of the reasons zug got shut down. It wouldn’t do to launch burning debris into vehicles on the bridge when the bleeders open.
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[It is good that they are not doing the O'Hare people mover because that has become a disaster.]
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I could not find this bridge project on the web site of the third member of the design-build team: Dragados Canada.