On July 1, 2021, the Gordie Howe International Bridge team marked 1000 days since the start of construction and are celebrating the determination, commitment and hard work of staff, contractors, labourers and suppliers contributing to the progress achieved on all four components of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.
Progress over the past 1000 days notably includes near completion of all design work; earthworks, utility work, the start of building construction and the completion of the Perimeter Access Road at the Canadian Port of Entry (POE); earthworks and utility work at the US POE; demolition and start of reconstruction of three road bridges as part of the Michigan Interchange; and completion of the tower foundations and the start of construction of the bridge towers.
Since the official start of construction on October 5, 2018, more than 145 local businesses in Windsor-Essex and Detroit have been engaged by Bridging North America (BNA) and more than 3,900 workers, 46 percent of which are local, have been oriented to the project. The coming years are expected to be among the busiest times of construction on the project.
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Gordie Howe International Bridge Virtual Tour
This 360-degree virtual tour allows you to walk through the construction sites for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The tour starts at the Canadian bridge site and takes you to the Canadian and US Ports of Entry, the US bridge site and the Michigan Interchange.
How to navigate the tour:
- The 360 dots will allow you to see different vantage points/perspectives of the construction site
- The red dots provide more information about the specific elements of the Canadian construction project sites
- The blue dots provide more information about the specific elements of the US construction project sites
- The yellow dots will take you to a different component of the project
- The “walking person” takes you back to the main space view
Head to our Kid Zone and take one of the quizzes, suitable for all ages, and learn more about the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.