1928 : Ambassador Bridge Lays First Cable

August 8, 2022 all-day

Acting Detroit Mayor John Nagel touches off the bomb that started the raising of the steel cable for the construction of the Ambassador Bridge across the Detroit River on August 8th 1928 according to the Detroit Free Press, August 9, 1928..    The gigantic towers holding the cables had already been constructed. The cable linking the two structures signified Detroit and Windsor being connected for the first time.

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