New Ambassador Bridge to be a boon for Windsor contractors

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Daily Commercial News/Ron Stang


An already booming local construction sector is going to get a lot busier now that the federal government has approved construction of the new Ambassador Bridge, with work slated to begin as early as this year.

The long-sought replacement span for the 90-year-old existing Ambassador — the only bridge linking Windsor and Detroit and the busiest commercial crossing between Canada and the United States — comes at a time when plans are ramping up to build the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, a public-private partnership under government oversight that officials say will get underway late next year.

The Gordie Howe bridge is to be located about three kilometres south of the Ambassador Bridge.

"We've got some properties to clear in Windsor and some utilities to relocate but our hope is to start construction by the end of this year, beginning of next year, and it's about a three-year construction cycle," said Dan Stamper, president of the Detroit International Bridge Company, of the Ambassador Bridge project. [Read More]