Howe bridge could be called No. 9

Windsor Star - - OPINION -

The news that the Gordie Howe bridge will fi­nally be built is wel­comed by many, loathed by a few, and made me won­der about the name. We pre­fer to shorten names of lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties, re­fer­ring to them as The Bridge, The Tun­nel, The Joe (now gone), but you get my point.

We will have a sec­ond bridge to cross, and in­stead of re­fer­ring to it as The Gordie Howe In­ter­na­tional Bridge, when I tell some­one where I will be cross­ing,

I’ll say, “I will be tak­ing the No. 9,” re­fer­ring to his jer­sey num­ber, no dis­re­spect to Gordie. David McMillan, Te­cum­seh


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