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Ongoing Engagement
n 2008, a new border transportation system for the Windsor-Detroit gateway was identified through the bi-national Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study. Its five components included an Ontario access road...
Community Benefits: Guiding Framework
Community benefit programs are identified opportunities that can advance economic, social or environmental conditions. These opportunities are often included in public projects. The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will include...
Mitigating Emissions and Keeping Traffic Moving on the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project – US Project Components
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will result in the safe, efficient and effective movement of traffic through the Windsor-Detroit gateway. Residents adjacent to the project have expressed concern regarding...
Public-Private Partnership (P3) Procurement Process
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will be delivered through a public-private partnership or a P3. To select a private-sector partner to deliver the project components – the Canadian and US POEs, the bridge and the Michigan Interchange...
Species at Risk and the Gordie Howe International Bridge
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is taking steps to ensure that wildlife and several species at risk (SAR) adjacent to the Canadian Port of Entry site are protected while construction is taking place. WDBA is required to develop and implement...
Exclusion Fence Installation
Preparatory Activities work at the site of the Canadian Port of Entry (POE) is proceeding in a two-phase approach, with completion expected in late 2018. Phase One construction began in October 2015 and consists of the construction of a perimeter...
Community Benefits
WDBA has mandated that a comprehensive Community Benefits Plan be formulated and delivered by the private-sector partner with stringent oversight by WDBA. This plan will contain initiatives that will have a positive impact on communities in Windsor and Detroit.…
Gordie Howe International Bridge Project - Multi-Use Path
WDBA, in response to public consultation and feedback, has revised the design requirements of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project to include a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.
Twelve Months of Momentum for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project
During 2016, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) made significant advances on both sides of the border towards the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority – An Overview
Overview Created in 2012, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is a not-for-profit Canadian Crown corporation which reports to Parliament through the Government of Canada. As such, WDBA is wholly owned by the Government of Canada but is structured like…
Ongoing Engagement
In 2008, a new border transportation system for the Windsor-Detroit gateway was identified through the bi-national Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study. Its five components included an Ontario access road – the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway...
US Property Acquisition
An extensive environmental study completed as part of the Detroit River International Crossing study in 2005-2009 identified the properties that would be required for the construction of the US Port of Entry...
Gordie Howe International Bridge – Project Components and Features
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation undertaking. Not only will the project deliver much-needed transportation improvements for international travellers, it will also provide jobs and opportunities for growth to the Windsor-Detroit…
Public-Private Partnership (P3) Procurement Process
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is running a rigorous and fair procurement process to select a private-sector partner with the skills, experiences and resources necessary to deliver the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The procurement process is…
Proponents for the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project
On November 10, 2016, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced that it had issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) to pre-qualified teams as part of their process to select a private-sector partner to deliver the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.…
Early Works – Stormwater Management
As part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, Early Works activities will prepare the Canadian Port of Entry (POE) site for the work to be undertaken by the private-sector partner to be identified through a separate procurement process. There are…
Early Works – Perimeter Access Road
As part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, Early Works activities will prepare the Canadian Port of Entry (POE) site for the work to be undertaken by the private-sector partner to be identified through a separate procurement process. There are…
Early Works – Wick Drain Installation
As part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, Early Works activities will prepare the Canadian Port of Entry site for the work to be undertaken by the private-sector partner to be identified through a separate procurement process. There are three…
Gordie Howe International Bridge Project – Project Component Overview Images
Project Components There are the four components of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project – the Canadian Port of Entry, the bridge, the US Port of Entry and the Michigan Interchange. The Canadian Port of Entry The Canadian Port of Entry will be situated…

US Property Acquisition
An extensive environmental study completed as part of the Detroit River International Crossing study in 2005-2009 identified the properties that would be required for the construction of the US Port of Entry, the required Gordie Howe International Bridge…
Early Works – Grubbing and Topsoil Removal
Amico Infrastructures Inc., on behalf of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), has begun its Early Works construction activities to prepare the Canadian Port of Entry for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project. There are three components…
Stay Informed
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is engaging the community and its stakeholders as it works to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. There are many ways to stay connected with us. We encourage open dialogue and will work to answer your…
Ongoing Engagement
In 2008, a new border transportation system for the Windsor-Detroit gateway was identified through the bi-national Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study. Its five components included an Ontario access road – the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway, a…
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority – An Overview
Created in 2012, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is a not-for-profit Canadian Crown corporation which reports to Parliament through the Government of Canada.
Early Works – Exclusion Fence
Amico Infrastructures Inc., on behalf of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), has begun its Early Works construction activities to prepare the Canadian Port of Entry for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project. There are three components…
Gordie Howe International Bridge Project – An Overview
History In 2008, a new border transportation system for the Windsor-Detroit gateway was identified through the bi-national Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study. Its five components included an Ontario access road – now known as the Rt. Hon.…
Public-Private Partnership Model
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will be delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). What is a P3? According to P3 Canada, a public-private partnership is a long-term performance-based approach to procuring public infrastructure where…
Public-Private Partnership Procurement Process
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project will be delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). To select a private sector partner to deliver the project components – the Canadian and US Ports of Entry, the bridge and the Michigan Interchange…
Gordie Howe International Bridge
On May 14, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, announced that the new publicly-owned bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan will be named the Gordie Howe International…
Clearance activities – a three-pronged approach
Over the past 110 years, the Brighton Beach landscape has changed significantly. With the exception of a few privately-owned homes, the area had been all but abandoned from residential use for many years. Many of the properties had become overgrown and as…
Early Works – An Overview
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has selected Amico Infrastructures Inc. of Oldcastle, Ontario as its contractor to complete the Early Works on the site of the Canadian Port of Entry (POE). The Early Works activities will prepare the Canadian POE site…