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Court rules work on new Detroit-Canada bridge can continue


The Michigan Court of Appeals has dealt a blow to the owners of the Ambassador Bridge and their efforts to stop construction on a new bridge to connect Detroit and Canada.

The new Gordie Howe Bridge would expand the capacity for commercial, business and tourist travel between Michigan and Canada. But the bridge is opposed by the family that owns the existing Ambassador Bridge, which is one of the few privately owned international border bridges.
                Jeff Cranson with the Michigan Department of Transportation says work on the Gordie Howe has continued throughout the legal fights.

“And things will continue to proceed and we fully expect that the bridge will be open in late 2024.”

The Ambassador Bridge company can ask the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision, or take the case to the Michigan Supreme Court.