Ambassador Bridge

1:13 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Update: Michigan officially receives permit to build second bridge between Detroit and Canada

Governor Snyder says construction of bridge will create about 12,000 construction jobs and as many as another 31,000 indirect jobs
It's official. The U.S. State Department announced its issuance of a presidential permit to the state of Michigan for the New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, But legal fireworks are still expected: While the issuance of the permit is a huge move, Manuel (Matty) Moroun, who owns the 84-year-old Ambassador Bridge, is expected to continue his fight to block the rival NITC.
7:47 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Announcement on new bridge with Canada could come today

Permit is one of last hurdles to clear before construction can begin
The presidential permit for the New International Trade Crossing has been approved, and the announcement will be made today in Detroit by Gov. Rick Snyder, the Free Press has learned. Jeff Holyfield, a spokesman for Snyder, said the governor will be in Detroit today for an economic development announcement, but he would not confirm the news about the presidential permit.
7:22 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit, trying to block new U.S. - Canada crossing

Company owned by Matty Moroun filed federal lawsuit in February.
The owner of the Ambassador Bridge has filed a lawsuit against a number of federal officials -- the U.S. secretaries of state, transportation and homeland security among them -- and the Canadian government as the company tries to block the building of a rival Detroit River bridge, and force approval for its own second span to Windsor.