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Ambassador Bridge

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Identification

Ambassador Bridge
Ambassador International Bridge
239669

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Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
steel
light blue
art deco

Usages

vehicle traffic
bicycle traffic foot traffic

Facts

  • The bridge is made up of 21,000 tons of steel, and the roadway rises as high as 152 feet above the Detroit River.
  • The bridge has a 1,870-foot (569.98 meter) center span, which at completion in 1929, made it the longest suspension bridge in the world.
  • The bridge towers rise from concrete piers. The twin towers rise 386 feet above the river bed, and plunge 115 feet below the Detroit River bed.
  • Originally painted gloss black, the bridge was repainted teal during a refurbishment in 1995-2000.
  • The Ambassador Bridge is the busiest international border crossing in North America, carrying more than 25% of all trade between the United States and Canada.
  • In September 2017 it was announced the owners had received approval to build a replacement span by the Canadian government. If a new span is built it would require the dismantling of the Ambassador Bridge immediately after the new bridge opens.

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Location

Ambassador Bridge
48216
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

386.00 ft
386.00 ft
7,490.09 ft
47.00 ft
1927
11/15/1929
1995 - 2000
$23,500,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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