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Ambassador Bridge

June 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

 

The Ambassador Bridge at one time was the largest international suspension bridge in the world connecting Detroit Michigan with Windsor Canada.

According to the Detroit Historical Society:

"At the time of its construction, the Ambassador Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world, with a center span of 1,850 feet. Its record was surpassed two years later by the George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River.

The Ambassador Bridge was constructed with Art Deco architecture and a hint of Gothic styling. Its total length is 7,490 feet, with 1.75 miles spanning between the North American and Canadian checkpoints. The structure is built mainly of steel (21,000 tons), and has a roadway that rises as high as 152 feet above the Detroit River."

 


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