Officials agree new Detroit-Canada bridge plan
by Jeff Karoub, Associated Press
June 15, 2012 10:30 AM | 301 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DETROIT (AP) _ The Michigan’s governor’s office says a deal has been struck to build a new Canadian-financed bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

A summary of the agreement provided Friday morning to The Associated Press says Michigan wouldn’t be obligated to pay any of the costs of the bridge. Both countries would be represented on a bridge board, and a Canadian entity would handle design, construction and operation.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley plan to join officials including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for an announcement Friday in Windsor.

The bridge will span the Detroit River south of the existing Ambassador Bridge.

Plans for a Canadian-financed span have been opposed by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun. His company wants to add a span of its own.

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