The longest Cable-stayed Bridge in North America

A new bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America, will soon cross Detroit river, between Ontario and Michigan.

The new bridge at the Windsor-Detroit trade corridor, the busiest commercial land crossing on the US-Canada border, will be constructed by AECOM.



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Erik Behrens, AECOM’s chief bridge architect, explains:

“The aesthetic appeal of this cable-stayed bridge lays in the extreme slenderness of the deck which in combination with thin stays provides an impression of gravity-defying lightness and transparency.

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The patterns of the stay cables create ever-changing moire effects when viewed from different angles.



At night, the Gordie Howe international bridge will become a landmark light sculpture and transformational work of public art, stimulating a culture of collaboration and cross-cultural exchange in the region.”

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Images credit AECOM