DETROIT (AP) – 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.

Detroit International Bridge Co. Vice Chairman Matthew Moroun issued a statement Wednesday saying it has received the final permit needed for the new span. The company obtained U.S. permits last year.

It estimates the privately funded project to build the 2,190-foot, cable-stayed bridge over the Detroit River will cost a total of $1 billion, half of which already has been spent.

Detroit International Bridge Co. 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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  1. John Gwozdz says:

    Moroun will have his new bridge up and running before the Gordie Howe is half finished. The Howe bridge will be a white elephant for Detroit tax payers.

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