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Old Posted May 7, 2024, 9:38 PM
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I really like this one I saw in my feed.

1,000' freighter under 2,800' almost-span.


Source: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...e-howe-bridge/
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Nice news piece from the NBC affiliate in Detroit on the bridge construction and the plans for the final piece to connect both sides.

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From Friday. 11 m. / 36 ft. to go! And the US side got their flag back up for the Memorial Day weekend -








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Old Posted May 26, 2024, 9:03 PM
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I really like this one I saw in my feed.

1,000' freighter under 2,800' almost-span.
I love these shots. They'll never get old. In a similar vein, here are a few more, borrowed from The Detroit News' photo gallery (which they continually update and add to). The gap shrinks in each one -

April 10, 2024 - crude oil tanker Algoterra


May 6, 2024 - cruise ship Viking Octantis


May 23, 2024 - cargo ship Nordika Desgagnes

Source: David Guralnick | The Detroit News

Check out the source link for dozens, if not hundreds, of other photos.
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Old Posted May 28, 2024, 12:30 PM
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almost close. Aerial view of Gordie Howe International Bridge from memorial day

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https://canada.constructconnect.com/...onnect-in-june

Meet in the middle: Gordie Howe bridge slated to connect in June

WINDSOR, ONT. — The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, owner of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, has announced it’s expected the two sections of the bridge will be connected over the Detroit River by the end of June.

The remaining gap is 26 metres, stated a release.

Crews must install one more segment on the U.S. side, measuring 15 metres, before work starts on the final segment, known as the midspan closure.

Once connected, the bridge deck spanning the distance between the two towers will measure 853 metres, or 0.53 miles, making it the longest main span of any cable-stayed bridge in North America and the 10th longest in the world.

It will also be the longest composite steel and concrete bridge deck for any cable-stayed bridge in the world.

The bridge is targeted to open in fall 2025. Work remaining includes stressing stay cables and installing electrical, fire suppression and drainage systems, barriers, signage, lighting, deck paving and pavement markings and completing the multi-use path.

The bridge features 216 stay cables, of which all but 10 have been installed. The remaining cables will be installed by mid-June.

Progress continues on the Canadian and U.S. Ports of Entry (POE) and the Michigan Interchange, including interior work on all buildings within the Canadian POE including window fixtures, heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing and flooring.

I Feel like the bridge is well ahead of their new "schedule". September seems late to me and was probably conservative.. Wouldn't be surprised if it opens some time next summer.
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The gap is now down to 11 meters or 36 feet.

The misalignment in deck height comes from the stay cables tension being adjusted as needed. The cables will be adjusted to align the decks and complete the gap.

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Temporary steelwork has been installed connecting both sides of the bridge.

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Aerial View of Gordie Howe International Bridge from 06/27/2024

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