Bridge Parts

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the residents of Windsor and Detroit to watch history being made in their own backyards.

Learn what the components of a bridge are and what they do.

Cable-stayed bridges are characterized by having an “A” shape and suspension bridges are recognized by their elongated “M” shape. See an example of the cable-stayed design below.

Click on the bridge to learn more about each component



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