December 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Design of the Gordie Howe International Bridge

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is a new crossing of the Detroit River between Detroit, MI, and Windsor, ON. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a 2,798-foot main span. This presentation will address the design development, including foundations, towers, deck, and cable system.  Also discussed is buckling analysis of the deck, aerodynamic investigations, design for combination US and Canadian design requirements, design for redundancy, durability, and special loading requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • General proportioning and structural details of the Gordie Howe International Bridge
  • Specific design considerations for long-span cable-stayed bridges
  • Aerodynamic considerations for long-span cable-stayed bridges.


1 CE Hour


This is a virtual event on Zoom, and will be recorded. Please register before 10:00 am on Monday, 12/6/21 to ensure you receive access to the live presentation and recording.

  • Members - $25
  • Non-Members - $50


About the Speaker

Steven L. Stroh, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng.
Senior Vice President
Global Complex Bridge Practice Lead 
Steve Stroh is an AECOM Global Leader for Complex Bridges. He has served as engineer of record for several high-profile bridge projects, most recently the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Steve also serves as adjunct Faculty for the University of South Florida, teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses.


Bill Bakos ( Ciorba Group, Inc. )
Will Mardauss ( Ciorba Group Inc. )
Rami Asfahani ( Ciorba Group )
Kermin Chok ( Arup )
Filip Wozniczka ( Jacobs )
Alma Shkurti ( Middough, Inc. )
Sam Mittal ( Horner & Shifrin, Inc. )
Mary Lou Kutska ( Michael Baker International )
Brian Boysen ( Burn & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc )
William Kolbuk ( Sargent & Lundy LLC )
John Kissinger ( GRAEF )
Jorge Medina ( Burns and McDonnell )
Terrence McDonnell ( Klein and Hoffman )
Steve Elver ( GEI Consultants, Inc. )
Justin Mickens ( Parsons )
David Weihing ( ESD )