Windsor Tunnel Border Crossing
Several of the names that this step receives is Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, Detroit-Canada Tunnel, or D&C Tunnel, since it is a road tunnel that is responsible for maintaining the connection between Detroit, Michigan of the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada
As for the flow of passengers, it is statistically located in the second position of the busiest bridges between the United States and Canada. As for its construction, it was carried out by the firm Parsons, Klapp, Brinckerhoff and Douglas, with Burnside A. Value as executive engineer and Søren Anton Thoresen as design engineer. The investment made to date was $ 25 million for its construction equivalent to just over $ 300 million current dollars and its construction was completed in 1930.
During that time it became the third underwater vehicle tunnel that had been built in the United States, after the Holland tunnel and the Posey tube, while internationally it was the first international tunnel of underground vehicles.
As for its dimensions, the tunnel measures 120 feet (37 m) at 5,160 feet (1,573 m), while at the lowest point, the two lanes that are 75 feet (23 m) below the surface of the river .
As far as your property is concerned, on July 25, 2013, Detroit Windsor Tunnel LLC and its parent company, American Roads, LLC, voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court to the Southern District of New York. Until finally the US lease was acquired by Syncora Guarantee, which is an insurance company based in Bermuda, subsequently extending the lease agreement with Detroit until 2040. With respect to its maintenance and operation, Syncora and Windsor hired Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation to manage the operations and maintenance of the tunnel.
Of course, the tunnel has had renovation works the most important and current that began in October 2017 with an investment of $ 21.6 million that served to replace the concrete roof and other improvements that were planned to be completed in 2018 but has been extended until today.