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Gordie Howe International Bridge

Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan

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.

CLIENT
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

VALUE
$5.7 billion

START DATE
2018

ESTIMATED COMPLETION
2024

2.5
KM CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE


LANES

2,500
EMPLOYEES ON-SITE AT PEAK

Construction on the bridge will span over a period of 74 months, with an estimated completion date of 2024. This will be the longest cable-stayed bridge ever built in North America and the fourth largest in the world. Aecon is extremely excited to participate, not only because it will elevate Aecon’s status in the construction of large-span bridges on a global scale, but the project will have a significant and positive impact on the Windsor and Detroit communities.

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