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Ambassador Bridge


Ambassador Bridge from Windsor

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Photo taken by Patrick Falk

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BH Photo #120800

Street Views 


Wire suspension bridge over Detroit River on US I-96 and Canada 3 in Windsor, Ontario Canada and Detroit
Windsor, Wayne County, Michigan
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for replacement and demolition, per permit issued by Canadian Government.
Built 1927-1928; New Plaza 2008
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland
Wire suspension
Length of largest span: 1,850.0 ft.
Total length: 7,500.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
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:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80004793 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 37149 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 25, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 12, 2019: New photo from Jann Mayer
  • 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


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


Ambassador Bridge
Posted February 9, 2022, by Nick Boppel (nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is anyone else worried that the recent standoff on this bridge is only going to give Detroit International Bridge Company the final excuse they need to blow this thing up?

Ambassador Bridge
Posted September 22, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My Father-in-law just passed away from Covid 2 weeks ago. Wishing that upon someone makes you as ruthless as they may have been.

Ambassador Bridge
Posted September 22, 2020, by Okamifan1 (battlebotguy2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Rejoice, Matty Moroun died this July (hopefully from COVID, so he suffered like what he put this bridge through). Perhaps there's still hope for this bridge now?

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...