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.
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)