Canada to Pay $4.4 Billion for Gordie Howe Bridge; Opening Set for 2024 –  Deadline Detroit

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is set to open in late 2024, and to make it all happen, the Canadian government will pay $4.4 billion or $5.7 billion in Canadian money, The Windsor Star reports.

At a press conference Friday, representatives from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority said $3.8 billion in Canadian money will go toward the design and construction and $1.9 billion for operation and maintenance costs over 30 years, Dave Battagello of the Star reports. 

Michigan and U.S. taxpayers won’t pay for the bridge. Construction begins next Friday, according to The Detroit News. 

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