Just think about these numbers:
- $5.7 billion project value spanning two nations
- 2,500 construction jobs
- 25,000 truckloads of concrete (lined up end-end, they stretch from Windsor to Chicago)
- 22,000 metric tons of Canadian and U.S. steel
- 5,000 metric tons of cabling — the weight of 2,500 Windsor-built mini-vans
By every measure and perspective, these are mega-project numbers and the very definition of economic prosperity.
The new Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB), adding a second bridge connecting the highways of Ontario and Michigan, at the busiest trade crossing in North America, is so much more than this. It presents an opportunity for immediate and temporary project benefits, as well as for the future prosperity of both Canada and the United States.
Read the full editorial compliments of Great Lakes Seaway Review Volume 49 Number 2.