A closer look at the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, by the numbers

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Canadian Press

 

OTTAWA — The final price tag for a new span at the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States is out, and so too are some other details about the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Here's a rundown of some key figures:

 

$3.8 billion — Estimated cost to design and build the bridge, ports of entry and a highway interchange in Michigan.

6 — Years it will take to build the bridge.

$1.9 billion — Anticipated cost over 30 years to operate and maintain the bridge and its the ports of entry.
 
$559 million — Amount the federal government has spent since 2005 to get to the point where construction can begin.

400 — Anticipated number of commercial vehicles like trucks expected to cross the bridge every hour.

2,500 — Expected number of jobs directly related to construction of the bridge.

225 — Size, in American football fields, of the green space at the two ports of entry.

162 — The same space, roughly, in Canadian football fields.

2.5 — Length of the bridge in kilometres.

125 — Lifespan of the new bridge in years.

(Source: Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority)