New bridge to link Canada and the United States

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally announced construction of a new bridge linking Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan in the U.S. The link over the Detroit River will help alleviate congestion at Canada’s busiest border crossing, which is currently served by the Ambassador bridge. Canada is financing the construction, and will recover Michigan’s share of the cost through state tolls. The two governments, auto makers and other industries have argued for years for another crossing to end truck gridlock and provide an alternative if the aging Ambassador bridge is shut down. The Windsor-Detroit corridor is Canada’s most important trade artery and the busiest commercial land border crossing in North America. (Source: Radio Canada International)