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Windsor, Ontario • Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) today announced that they have been recognized as Government Agency of the Year at the 2019 P3 Awards hosted by P3 Bulletin while the Gordie Howe International Bridge project also won in the category of Best Road/Bridge/Tunnel Project. The respective honours came amid strong competition from other industry leaders and renowned projects.

The P3 Awards, held in New York, is one of the largest events recognizing and rewarding the best in public-private partnerships (P3s).

The Government Agency of the Year award is presented annually to a government agency that has provided exemplary project leadership in promoting innovative deal structures and timely, efficient delivery of infrastructure projects in Canada, the United States, or Latin America. The award is the first award of its kind received by WDBA that recognizes the organization and the people behind the project.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be in service by the end of 2024 and will be an impressive and inspiring new gateway symbol for Canada and United States. The project involves not only construction of what will be the longest cabled-stayed bridge in North America but two of the largest Ports of Entry for a land border crossing and a connection to I-75 in Michigan.



“We take immense pride in being recognized by P3 Bulletin as Government Agency of the Year and Best Road/Bridge/Tunnel Project of 2019. The approach WDBA had taken to the complex procurement process and deal structure including technical, financial, legal and communications innovations will serve as best practices for future P3 projects. An award-winning project could not be possible without the hard work, dedication and perseverance for excellence by the team that stands behind it.”

- Bryce Phillips, CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

“Having Bridging North America’s project recognized at this year’s P3 Awards is a real testament to the work we are undertaking. The Gordie Howe International Bridge is an iconic project that is leading the way in how bridges will be built in the future and Bridging North America is proud to be a part of this story.”

- Aaron Epstein, CEO, Bridging North America

Quick Facts

  • Headquartered in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, WDBA is an organization of over 70 professionals supported by industry leaders such as Deloitte, Fasken, Parsons and Warner Norcross + Judd.
  • The Gordie Howe International Bridge project has received seven other awards and recognition by industry since 2017.
  • The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway was also recognized as Operational Project of the Year. This extension of Highway 401 in Canada provides a direct connection to the Canadian Port of Entry and is part of the overall end-to-end border transportation solution for the Windsor/Detroit corridor.

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About Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is a not-for-profit Canadian Crown corporation created to deliver the Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI through a public-private partnership (P3). WDBA is responsible for overseeing and managing the construction and operation of the new crossing. For more information on WDBA visit www.GordieHoweInternationalBridge.com and follow the project on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GordieHoweBrg.

About Bridging North America

Bridging North America (BNA) is comprised of some of the most recognized leaders in the construction/infrastructure industry which includes North American and international companies. BNA partners have significant experience carrying out major infrastructure projects such as the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, Ontario; New Champlain Bridge Corridor in Montreal, Quebec; Autoroute 30 in Montreal, Quebec; Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Toronto, Ontario; Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) in Montreal, Quebec; Automated People Mover at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, California; Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas; Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City, New York and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California.


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