The Gordie Howe International Bridge team announced this week that an aesthetic design has been selected for the five pedestrian bridges to be constructed as part of the Michigan interchange work being completed for the team's international bridge project.
“The design of the pedestrian bridges is a result of meaningful consultation with the community and other stakeholders," Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority CEO Bryce Phillips said in a statement. "The voices of community members have helped shape the project since early planning days, and we will continue to engage and consult as the project progresses through construction and into the operations phase.”
The Gordie Howe teams says the pedestrian bridge design is both functional and visually pleasing. The design features a curved steel arch and will be constructed of precast concrete. The bridges will include lighting features and will be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
The pedestrian bridges will be located over I-75 in Detroit at Solvay Street, Beard Street, Waterman Street, Junction Street, and Lansing Street. Bridging North America will undertake construction of these pedestrian bridges between 2020 and 2024.
“The new pedestrian bridges will improve access to neighborhoods, businesses, and service providers on both sides of I-75," Bridging North America CEO Aaron Epstein said in a statement. "We also see them serving as conduits for bicyclists and other recreation-seekers headed for the U.S. Port of Entry and, ultimately, the multiuse path on the bridge.”
The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is expected to be in service by the end of 2024.
SOURCE: Gordie Howe International Bridge