Breakfast to celebrate achievements of Gordie Howe International Bridge project fully reserved


Residents will be able to take part in a celebration for the achievements made on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. 

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North America want to celebrate and thank residents for their support and patience over the last five years of construction to the new bridge. 

WDBA and BNA will be hosting two community appreciation breakfasts. The first event in Detroit was held on October 21, but Windsor residents will be able to attend the event on Saturday at Sandwich Teen Action Group.

The event features entertainment and family-friendly activities, along with free breakfast for up to 500 people, which have all been reserved.

As progress continues on the bridge, both teams recognizes the importance of celebrating accomplishments along the way, such as the U.S. bridge tower reaching its full height, 116 of the 216 stay cables have been connects, and half of the bridge deck segments over the Detroit River have been installed. 

Heather Grondin, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and External Relations with WDBA, says there is a lot to celebrate. 

"We recently achieved five years since the start of construction. We have a lot to celebrate with the U.S. tower reaching its full height, the Canadian tower reaching its full height very soon, so we've taken the opportunity to really thank, and celebrate with the public."

She says the Detroit side held their breakfast two weeks ago.

"That was very well attended. And we have another one scheduled here on the Windsor side on November 4. We have 500 seats, all have already been reserved. And so we're really looking forward to celebrating and having that breakfast with the community."

Grondin says it didn't take very long for the event to be at full registration.

"I'm very happy that it went so fast, but yes it only took about a week and a half, and so that was very exciting for us. And it's exciting to see people want to participate and really it's exciting for us to be able to have so much to celebrate with the community."

The breakfast runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Since the official start of construction in October, 2018, over 10 million hours of work have been logged and over 10,000 people have been oriented to work on the new bridge.

-with files from AM800's Rob Hindi