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Short-list of firms to build new Windsor-Detroit bridge revealed

Three consortiums to proceed to RFP stage of procurement process

WINDSOR—The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has released a short-list of three private-sector teams who will compete for a stake in constructing the multi-billion dollar Gordie Howe International Bridge.

According to a recent report, the new link between Detroit, Mich. and Windsor, Ont. will cost $4.8 billion.

From the list of six consortiums who answered the WDBA’s request for qualifications, Legacy Link Partners, Bridging North America and CanAm Gateway Partners have been selected to proceed to the next stage of procurement.

“With the short-listed respondents named, WDBA is pleased to have concluded the first stage in the public-private partnership procurement process,” Michael Cautillo, president and CEO of WDBA, said. “Our team of dedicated staff, partners and consultants have worked diligently to implement a fair and transparent process that recognizes the size and scope of this unprecedented international project.”

Being built under the public-private partnership system, the three teams will now progress to the request for proposals stage.

Canada’s infrastructure minister, Amarjeet Sohi, applauded the progress, saying the announcement is an important “milestone” in the bridge’s construction.

“Federal infrastructure investments such as the Gordie Howe International Bridge project will, in the short-term, stimulate the local, regional and national economies by creating jobs and opportunities for businesses. In the long-term, the new bridge will contribute to the economic growth and continued prosperity of both Canada and the United States,” he said.

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