The Largest Bridge in North America

Gordie Howe International Bridge – Detroit, MI

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is a new border crossing spanning the Detroit River, connecting Detroit with Windsor in Canada. With a clear span of over half a mile. the bridge will be the longest cable-spanned bridge in North America. Two 722 ft towers are being constructed on land on each side of the Detroit River. The towers are founded on drilled shafts that extend through various geological subsurface conditions and into the limestone bedrock. this meant we had to contend with a nearly 20 ft artesian pressure head, hard rock drilling, along with the winter weather in Detroit.

For more information on this project please contact: Jim Glider –