Under the terms of its Letters Patent and of the Crossing Agreement, WDBA is responsible for carrying out the obligations of the Crossing Authority as a party to the Crossing Agreement and to construct, and/or operate the Gordie Howe International Bridge.


To construct and/or operate the Gordie Howe International Bridge, alone or together, with one or more governmental authorities, and to do so directly or under one or more public-private partnership agreements (P3 Agreements) with one or more private sector Concessionaires procured through a competitive procurement process as contemplated by the Crossing Agreement.

Governing Legislation

WDBA is a non-agent Crown corporation established by Letters Patent pursuant to ss.29(1) of the International Bridges and Tunnels Act. It is a Schedule III, Part I parent Crown corporation under Part X of the Financial Administration Act (FAA).

More information on the Letters Patent of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

More information on the Crossing Agreement

More information on the International Bridges and Tunnels Act