No, no solid designs, yet. Just concepts. But years worth of preliminary work has been done that will allow for final designs to come along pretty quickly. One thing is already set, and that is that this will almost assuredly be a cable-stayed bridge.
What I'm really interested in is if this thing is still going to have sidewalks and allow bicycles? We were told in the pass that this was part of the plan, but things have changed so much, or rather things have been so up in the air, that there is no telling.
Anyway, happy day. You know, I basically disagree with this man on everything else, but a lot of credit has to be given to governor Snyder for having the bravery to stand up to the bought-and-paid for tea party Michigan legislature that had blocked this for years
. And, a big up to subsequent Canadian governments for staying the course on this, and going so far as to take the initial financial hit for this to make this an offer we couldn't refuse. Locally, Michigan needed this badly. This is going to be one of the largest infrastructure projects on the entire contient for the next few years.
Now, on to the Continental Rail Gateway
under the river, and turn the current Michigan Central Railway Tunnel into some other kind of crossing. It's also my dream that we can connect Amtrak and VIA services, again. It's long past time.