Second Bridge to Canada Gets Fed's Blessing

By Peter Neumann
By Kurt Deffenbaugh

April 12, 2013 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON D.C., LANSING, Mi. (My TV20 News at 10) --- A second toll bridge linking Detroit with Canada has won approval from the federal government.

A so-called "presidential permit" by the State Department was issued today for Michigan and Canada to proceed with building the bridge.

Cost is expected to be about $1-Billion, will take seven years to complete, and is expected to create up to 12-thousand jobs. As part of the project, a new I-75 interchange will be built to ease access to the new bridge.

The owner of the Ambassador Bridge had previously filed a lawsuit to prevent the building of a second bridge.

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