August 22, 2013 10:00 AM, EDT

Ambassador Bridge Owners Sued Over Second Span Location

Ambassador Bridge — TT File Photo

The owners of the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, have been sued by homeowners on the Canadian side for turning a neighborhood into a “slum” in pursuit of a second span, the Windsor Star reported.

The lawsuit says 112 properties purchased by the bridge, where the company hopes to put a second span, have been boarded up, abandoned, the Canadian newspaper reported.

Two homeowners in the Sandwich Towne neighborhood with the bridge’s vacant properties are seeking $5 million each.

The bridge company responded in a statement, saying Windsor city officials have rejected requests to demolish the houses, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The 83-year old, four-lane bridge carries an average of 7,400 commercial vehicles a day, according to the bridge company.