Canadian Government Permits Another Privately Owned Bridge From Detroit

Soon there could be a second cable-stayed bridge connecting Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada, running alongside the existing Ambassador Bridge and owned by the same private entity.

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September 7, 2017, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"The Moroun family’s years-long campaign to win approval to build a second span alongside their privately owned Ambassador Bridge has taken a major step forward," reports John Gallagher.

According to Gallagher, "the government of Canada has approved a permit for the family to build its second span under Canada's International Bridges & Tunnel Act."

The permit from the Canadian government isn't a final go-ahead for the new bridge, however. Michigan Govvernor Rick Snyder followed up with the big news with a cautioning message about remaining permits from the U.S. government necessary to begins construction. Governor Snyder did say that the U.S. government is committed to building the new span.

The second bridge proposed by the Moroun family is not to be confused with another planned bridge to be added between Windsor and Detroit—the Gordie Howe Bridge. Last Planetizen checked in with that project, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority were looking for ways to include bike infrastructure on the design for the new bridge.

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