Drawing of Gordie Howe Bridge

Gordie Howe Bridge

The multibillion-dollar Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation megaproject, currently being built to connect Windsor with Detroit, over the Detroit River. The bridge will deliver much-needed transportation improvements for logistics, cross-border trade and international travelers, and provide jobs and opportunities for growth in the Windsor-Essex region.


The critical crossing will see billions of dollars’ worth of two-way trade move across the Canada-U.S. border, improved travel times, more efficient supply chains and better access to the U.S. market. The six-year construction period began in 2018, with an anticipated opening set for 2025.

The bridge is expected to grow Windsor-Essex’s current figure of $1billion in trade per day (one-third of all Canada-U.S. trade) and significantly heighten the Region’s strategic geographic advantage.

Learn more

Learn more about the Gordie Howe International Bridge project’s story, including, but not limited to:

  • Recent updates
  • Opportunities to get involved
  • Community and environmental impact

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By the numbers

Learn more about the Gordie Howe International Bridge by the numbers:

  • $6.4 billion contract value
  • $1.9 billion in anticipated operation and maintenance costs during operation
  • 84-month construction period
  • 30-year operation period
  • 125-year lifespan period
  • 2,500 jobs created related to the bridge’s construction
  • Six traffic lanes (three Canadian bound and three U.S. bound)
  • One multi-use path
  • 2.5 km length of bridge and 37.5 m width
  • 400 anticipated commercial vehicles expected to cross the bridge every hour