Gordie Howe Bridge.
That could be the new name for the Circle Drive South Bridge in Saskatoon should the city receive the go ahead from the Howe family.
City Council approved the motion put forward by Councillor Darren Hill.
In 2015, Councillor Troy Davies proposed selling the naming rights for the bridge similar to the deal the city has for TCU Place, SaskTel Centre and other buildings.
A contest was also proposed when the bridge opened, but was put down immediately.
Gordie Howe’s name is already on an arena, a sports complex, a campground, and many other items in Saskatoon. He also already has a bridge in Detroit named after him.
Hill says Gordie Howe was known for his sports contributions, but he also was a great spokesperson for Saskatoon and always made time to visit.
Hill says regardless of what happens the city needs a better process for naming bridges before they open not after.