DETROIT, MICH. — After several months of consultation with the community, the Gordie Howe International Bridge team recently announced the design selected for five pedestrian bridges to be constructed as part of the Michigan Interchange work being completed for the bridge project which connects Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich.
The pedestrian bridge design features a 10-foot-wide walkway and a curved steel arch constructed of pre-cast concrete that will be approximately 33 feet in height from the roadway.
All bridges will include lighting features and will be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Bridging North America will undertake construction of the pedestrian bridges between 2020 and 2024.
The bridges will be located over Interstate 75 (I-75) in Detroit at Solvay Street, Beard Street, Waterman Street, Junction Street and Lansing Street.
Community feedback helped inform the esthetics of the pedestrian bridges, states a release, adding over 500 votes were cast during the three-month consultation period with the community’s preferred design receiving 48 per cent of the vote.
The bridge project is expected to be in service by the end of 2024.
“The design of the pedestrian bridges is a result of meaningful consultation with the community and other stakeholders,” said Bryce Phillips, CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, 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.”