Land acquisition for Gordie Howe bridge recognized with national award
A conceptual drawing of a cable-stayed bridge, which will be the design of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit. (Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority)
The effort to buy land for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit has earned a national award.
At the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 52nd annual Engineering Excellence Awards, Beam, Longest and Neff, LLC of Wixom, Michigan earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in overseeing property acquisition for the new bridge.
The firm developed a plan to buy the nearly 300 occupied land parcels needed for the multi-billion-dollar project.
In a news release from the ACEC, the firm was recognized for managing “countless complexities” including developing environmental hazard remediation and large-scale demolition work within lived-in neighbourhoods.
The bridge project is expected to cost $5.7 billion. The targeted opening date is in 2024.