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Steve McMahon
06-15-2012, 09:03 PM
What's a Billion bucks for your brother. Canada announced it will pay for a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, including the cost of land on the Detroit side and the interchange to connect it on the Detroit side.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/06/14/wdr-prime-minister-bridge-windsor-detroit.html

To be finished by 2018
There are some goups in Detroit opposed to it.

pumpkin
06-15-2012, 10:49 PM
What's a Billion bucks for your brother. Canada announced it will pay for a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, including the cost of land on the Detroit side and the interchange to connect it on the Detroit side.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/06/14/wdr-prime-minister-bridge-windsor-detroit.html

To be finished by 2018
There are some goups in Detroit opposed to it.

Canadian bridge to nowhere?

Stiletto
06-15-2012, 11:37 PM
So, are they looking for bridging finance?;)

Gerarddm
06-15-2012, 11:50 PM
They need an alternative to the gouging by the American private owner of the existing bridge in the area.

seanz
06-16-2012, 12:23 AM
Will it have a cycle lane, Michiganians (?) who have been reduced to riding bicycles deserve to be able to pedal to Canada.


I'd also like to hope that Canada does the right thing in this jubilee year and names it the QEII Bridge.

purri
06-16-2012, 12:31 AM
Hope it's a basculing bridge!

skuthorp
06-16-2012, 06:22 AM
Heh! I like the idea of a see-saw bridge purri, rather funn in heavy traffic. Though you no doubt are referring to an arch.

Shang
06-16-2012, 07:12 AM
“This new bridge will reduce congestion at this critical Canada-U.S. border crossing, support the creation of new export-related jobs and investment opportunities along the Quebec City-Windsor corridor, increase the competitiveness of the North American manufacturing sector, and provide thousands of construction jobs in Ontario and Michigan.”

Too bad the U.S. Republicans are blocking thousands upon thousands of U.S. construction jobs in order to make President Obama look bad for the election.
If Obama wins can we assume that the Republicans will block this one too?
If Romney wins can we assume that he will take credit for this project, or will it just be allowed to die on the vine?

David W Pratt
06-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Will Detroit still exist in 2018?

LOKI
06-16-2012, 03:16 PM
The crossing at present is a bottleneck for all, as you would know if you've ever been there. The present bridges millionaire-billionaire? owner has been fighting this new bridge, as he'll make not a penny from it , by buying friends and politicians to raise complaints and issues. The people of Detroit have been on this mans sh**ty end of the stick for years,decades. It's quite amusing that it's the Republican party raising objections in the U.S. and the Liberal parties squawking here in Canada! Both our countries political parties have lost sight of the common good and would rather argue black is white ,wasn't our idea so it can't be a good one. Pathetic really.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
06-16-2012, 03:23 PM
They need an alternative to the gouging by the American private owner of the existing bridge in the area.


Boy, is that guy ever pissed now. He expected the Governor to turn down the Canadian offer. Oops.

Paul Pless
06-16-2012, 04:09 PM
This project has nothing to do with Obama or Romney. For perspective, 25% of all commerce between Canada. An the U.S crosses the current bridge. Its a win for Canada. Thanks guys!