Ambassador Bridge Border Crossing
This consists of an international suspension bridge that maintains the connection of Detroit, in the state of Michigan (United States), with Windsor, Ontario (Canada). It currently represents the most important commercial border crossing in North America, because around 25% of trade between the United States and Canada crosses this bridge.
It is a bridge with four lanes that allows the daily passage of approximately 10,000 commercial vehicles. Traffic coming from the bridge in the part of Canada travels through a moderately populated residential area on Highway 3 before accessing Highway 401.
When this suspension bridge was built it was considered the longest in the world thanks to its length (564 m), now its total length is 2,286 m. as its architecture is a combined work of Art deco and Streamline moderne with some airs of Gothic style. Always the fundamental material for its construction was steel.
It is a fairly safe bridge because the main part of the river is the one that is supported by suspension cables, but the main pillars are firmly supported by a lattice structure like a corbel bridge.
Its construction was in charge of McClintic-Marshall Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently belongs to the Detroit International Bridge Co., which is controlled by tycoon Manuel Matty Moroun.
It also has a pedestrian crossing that is located on the south side, which in addition to allowing pedestrians, it was possible to ride bicycles. However, the passage was closed after the September 11 attacks as a prevention and safety measure. In addition, in case it is required to paint the southern part of the bridge, this crosswalk is used as support
Thanks to its wonderful views, this bridge has become famous because it has appeared in different film productions: “Sicko”, “Crossing the Bridge”, “8 Mile”, “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “Bowling for Columbine”, among other artistic works of literature, film and television.