The Gordie Howe Bridge costs $ 5.7 billion and is scheduled to open by the end of 2024.
OTTAWA – A new link in Canada-US trade relations will cost $ 5.7 billion. A senior official who will swear that the Gordie Howe Bridge will face legal or political challenges – including US President Donald Trump.
The construction of this long period, named after Howe, a native of Saskatchewan who became a hockey legend while playing for the Detroit Red Wings, will begin this fall at Canada’s busiest border crossing. and will take six years.
The announcement of the final price of the spread across the river between Windsor, Ontario. and Detroit, was responsible for political potholes, promoters had to navigate at federal and state levels.
The private owner of the nearby Ambassador Bridge has also been the subject of several lawsuits that publicly called on Trump this year to strike President Barack Obama out of the Greenlight building.
Dwight Duncan, president of the Federal Bridge Agency, said the lawyers created the necessary political infrastructure for the project to survive a change of government in Michigan or trade disputes between the two countries.
“Vice President (Mike) Pence, when he was Governor of Indiana, was a big financier and a number of Trump’s leading supporters in Michigan State insisted that this project be continued, so I’m convinced that this project, in spite of all the other issues will not finish, with which our two countries have to deal, “Duncan said.