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Ambassador Bridge

Photos 

Ambassador Bridge from Windsor

Used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license.

Photo taken by Patrick Falk

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BH Photo #120800

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Detroit River on US I-96 and Canada 3 in Windsor, Ontario Canada and Detroit
Location
Ontario, Wayne County, Michigan
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for replacement and demolition, per permit issued by Canadian Government.
History
Built 1927-1928; New Plaza 2008
Builders
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,850.0 ft.
Total length: 7,500.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 29, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.31450, -83.07580   (decimal degrees)
42°18'52" N, 83°04'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328932/4686782 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Detroit
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80004793 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: This nationally significant landmark bridge is now doomed.
  • May 26, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Ralph Modjeski"
  • June 11, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 22, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 12, 2008: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Ambassador Bridge
Posted September 7, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

One of the most significant historic bridges in North America is now slated for demolition, thanks to owner Matty Moroun (aka Matty Moron) who in unprecidented stupidity still seeks to replace (rather than rehab) this bridge despite the fact that he lost the battle to prevent construction of the competing Gordie Howe Bridge downstream. The better solution would be rehab of this bridge for continued vehicular use which will be much less busy after the Gordie Howe Bridge is completed. So the fate of this bridge may be determined by a bitter, greedy old man. http://www.freep.com/story/money/2017/09/06/moroun-canada-br...

Ambassador Bridge
Posted July 6, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here is an article I came across today about this bridge and it's future.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ambassador-Bridge-future-cnnm-...