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PODCAST: "The Race Is Over," Moroun Will Build His Bridge To Canada First With Dave Battagello, Windsor Star

This edition of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour is very timely as Sven Gustafson is talking to veteran reporter Dave Battagello of the Windsor Star about the bridge projects to Canada, the border crossing, and how it affects thousands of people. He’s been the lead guy covering this issue that most of the Detroit media has been silent on, even though long term, it will affect the livelihoods of many citizens of both countries, and there’s important news. There are some key points you’re going...

REPORT: Gordie Howe Bridge To Be Delayed Another Year

A much awaited new link to Canada, the Gordie Howe Bridge, won’t be complete until at least 2023. That’s according to a report in the Windsor Star. The report outlines some key reasons for delay, including the new community benefits requirements with the city of Detroit and the the addition of separated pedestrian and bike lanes. These items were not in the original specifications. Instead of bids being due this fall of this year, the submission date has been pushed off until summer of n...

You'll Be Able To Bike Or Walk Across The New Bridge To Canada

In a move that seems to echo current trends and preferences toward bicycling and walking, officials putting together the Gordie Howe International Bridge project announced Wednesday that the new bridge will be biking and hiking friendly. The span that is targeted for completion in 2022 will have a dedicated “multi-use path” for bicyclists and walkers between the two countries. The Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority, the nonprofit Canadian Crown corporation overseeing the project, has asked the...

The New Gordie Howe Bridge Could Be Taller Than The Renaissance Center

Detroit’s skyline could be redefined. The bridge is slated to be massive, in fact, it will be even taller than the Renaissance Center.One of the proposed designs has the giant structure coming in at around 750 feet tall – the RenCen is about 740 feet. For a sense of perspective, consider that the Ambassador Bridge is about 386 feet tall, making it a baby next to this behemoth. It will also be significantly wider than the Ambassador, boasting six lanes of traffic, compared to the Ambassador’s...

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