Canadian Consulting Engineer

News

Bridging North America group selected for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project

The cable-stayed designed bridge will have the longest main span of any cable-stayed bridge in North America at 853 metres.


proponent

Rendering of the cable-stayed Gordie Howe International Bridge. (source: WDBA)

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) has selected Bridging North America as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge P3 project.

Bridging North America’s prime team members include:

  • ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc.
  • Dragados Canada Inc.
  • Fluor Canada Ltd.
  • AECOM
  • RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
  • Carlos Fernandez Casado and FHECOR Ingenieros Consultores, S.A. (CFC/FHECOR)
  • Moriyama & Teshima
  • Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects.

The team’s design is a cable-stayed bridge with the longest main span of any cable-stayed bridge in North America at 853 metres. The six-lane, 2.5km bridge will be characterized by having an “A” shape.

Bridging North America was selected from three proponent teams invited to participate in the RFPstage.

The technical and financial proposals were evaluated by subject-matter experts with extensive engineering and financial expertise and, as with the entire P3 procurement process, the evaluation was overseen by an independent fairness monitor who provided an independent opinion confirming the fairness, openness and transparency of the process.

Over the coming months, WDBA will negotiate final contract details with Bridging North America. The cost of the project, design details and expected construction schedule will be announced publicly following financial close which is expected by the end of September.