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  Ambassador Bridge owner: Canada issues permit for new span

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DETROIT - The owner of the Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, says it has received Canadian approval to build a six-lane span next to the existing bridge.

In a statement, Matthew Moroun said, “We especially thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada for issuance of the final permit supporting our company to make this major investment in international infrastructure.

Moroun went on to say, “There have been many challenges our company has faced over the years in pursuit of this moment. We are now tasked with the duty to construct a privately-funded bridge with the hard work of thousands of engineers, steel workers, construction experts that will be employed to deliver this once in a lifetime project.”

However, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued a statement saying construction would not begin without further U.S. governmental approvals.

Detroit International Bridge estimates the privately funded project with a 2,190-foot, cable-stayed main span over the Detroit River will cost a total of $1 billion.

The company so far has been unsuccessful in suing to stop the future construction of a competing project, the Gordie Howe International Bridge about 2 miles downstream from the Ambassador Bridge.
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This story has been corrected to show the last name of the Detroit International Bridge Co. vice chairman is Moroun, not Maroun.



 

 

 

 

 

   





 
 
 

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