Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In North America Will Stretch From Detroit To Windsor

Jalopnik » In a nod to hockey fanatics on both sides of the Detroit River, the span will be named the Gordie Howe International Bridge. But the process has been fraught with controversy. When completed, the cable-stayed bridge will be the longest main span in North America at 853 meters.

Officials reveal building team, architectural details of Gordie Howe International Bridge

Michigan Radio » The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has announced the private contractor that will build the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. That contractor is Bridging North America; made up of an international consortium of companies including ACS Infrastructure Canada and Fluor Corporation.

Fall construction start eyed for Gordie Howe bridge

Construct Connect » Progress continues on preliminary works for the multi-billion-dollar Gordie Howe International Bridge project with $350 million already spent on both sides of the Detroit/Windsor border. Formal construction will likely begin in September once the owner and the proponent hammer out an agreement on financial close. 

‘Flint is the poster child for the problem’, more Fed infrastructure spending proposed

NPR » The federal government would spend tens of billions of  dollars repairing the nation’s water infrastructure over the next decade if a bill introduced in Congress today becomes law. The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act would infuse State Revolving Funds with $35 billion a year.

Flint crisis, four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away

The Guardian » Most attention directed at Flint goes into cleaning up the city’s water supply, an undeniably vital goal. But it also feels like a bizarre one in a city where many people are unlikely to ever drink another drop of tap water as long as they live. The city switched its water supply back to Detroit’s water, away from the Flint river. But for the roughly 100,000 people who live here, the damage is done.

2018-04-25T11:36:18+00:00April 25th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|

Officials Say Flint’s Water Is Safe. Residents Say It’s Not. Scientists Say It’s Complicated.

Mother Jones » Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the bottled water program would be ending once the distribution centers ran out. “We have worked diligently to restore the water quality,” he said, “and the scientific data now proves the water system is stable and the need for bottled water has ended.” But for residents, that reassurance meant nothing.

2018-04-16T14:51:46+00:00April 16th, 2018|Drinking Water, Flint Water Crisis, Michigan, Privatization|
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