Opened for traffic on November 15, 1929, The Ambassador Bridge links Windsor, Ontario Canada with Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. The world's longest "international" suspension bridge, the Ambassador Bridge provides a scenic aerial view of the city. Its almost 21,000 tons of steel rises 152 feet above the swift current of the Detroit River. It has a 1850 foot center span with a total length of 7,490 feet from one end to the other. It is 47 feet wide, with sidewalks on both sides. Its twin towers rise majestically 386 feet and were built on concrete piers resting on bedrock 115 feet below the surface. It exits approximately 2.4 Kilometres (1.5 miles) west of Windsor's City Centre.
Current bridge fares are: $3.75 U.S. / $4.00 CDN
Although we use our passports when we cross, at the moment you just need picture ID to cross the border.
The Ambassador Bridge, which links Windsor with Detroit, is the busiest crossing between the two countries
The Ambassador Bridge is a privately-owned suspension bridge which connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel also connects these two cities.
The bridge, over the Detroit River, had the largest central span in the world when it was completed in 1929 - 1,850 foot (564 m). The total bridge length is 7,500 feet (2,286 m). The roadway rises 152 feet (46 m) above the Detroit River. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume: more than 25% of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada crosses the bridge.
Canada and the United States are connected via the Ambassador Bridge which spans the Detroit River. Construction on the bridge began in May 1927 and it was completed 9 months ahead of schedule on Nov 11, 1929. At the time it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1.75 miles.
There are good views of the bridge from Ambassador Park at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge on Riverside Drive.
Spanning the Detroit River, this is the longest international suspension bridge in the world......linking the States to Canada from Detroit to Windsor, you will, no doubt, see it if you came via the tunnel. The toll is $2.75 USD and $4 CDN....there is a separate lane for cars so you don't get stuck behind all the trucks!!
If for some reason you find a lack of things to do in Windsor, then cross over the Ambassador Bridge into Detroit. It has been confirmed to be the largest border crossing in the world. Just make sure to have your Drivers License and Birth certificate and/or passport ready along with the answers to the questions you may get asked by the border patrol. If you don't want to cross the ambassador bridge, you can get some great shots of it at the Ambassador park.
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