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Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB)

Rendering of GHIB at night
Department of Transportation

Gordie Howe International Bridge (GHIB)

About this project

Formerly known as the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) and the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC).

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is the largest and most ambitious bi-national border infrastructure project along the Canada-United States border.

It will provide for the safe, efficient and secure movement of people and goods across the Canada-U.S. border in the Detroit River area to support the economies of Ontario, Michigan, Canada and the United States.

The new six-lane bridge across the Detroit River between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is a component of a new end-to-end transportation system that also includes associated border inspection plazas and connections to the freeway systems in Ontario and Michigan. This project will provide an essential additional crossing option at one of the busiest Canada-U.S. commercial border crossings.

Once complete, the new bridge will provide:

  • Additional capacity to increase trade between Canada and the United States.
  • System connectivity.
  • Improved border processing and capacity.


Mohammed Alghurabi
Senior Project Manager 

Hussein Ibrahim
Deputy Project Manager

Jim Siler
Construction Project Manager

Jeff Cranson
Director of Communications