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.