ambassador bridge

Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Buttigieg, Canadian Official Discuss Takeaways From Bridge Shutdown

An empty border crossing to the Ambassador Bridge Feb. 9 An empty border crossing to the Ambassador Bridge Feb. 9. Protests over the vaccine mandate in Canada blocked the bridge, leading to its shutdown. (Galit Rodan/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra discussed February’s seven-day blockage of the Ambassador Bridge during a supply chain meeting May 24 in Washington, Alghabra said.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 25, 2022
Government, Business

New Ambassador Bridge to Dedicate One Lane for Pre-Screened Trucks

Artistic rendering of Ambassador Bridge with new span Artistic rendering of Ambassador Bridge with new span via ambassadorbridge.com

The new span of the Ambassador Bridge, which the Detroit International Bridge Co. recently obtained a permit to build, will include a lane dedicated to pre-approved trucks moving across the border, according to Dan Stamper, president of the company.

September 6, 2017
Government, Business

Will the Gordie Howe Bridge Connecting US, Canada Ever Get Built? 7 Key Facts to Know

Starley Shelton/Flickr

This week, Canada's ambassador to the United States said his fellow Canadian officials are within weeks of issuing a long-awaited request for proposals that will seek a team to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge and disrupt the Ambassador Bridge's long-standing bridge monopoly.

JC Reindl | Detroit Free Press
October 13, 2016
Government, Business

Ambassador Bridge Begins New Toll System for Commercial Vehicles

Dan Lippitt/ Bloomberg News

The Ambassador Bridge has begun a new toll system for commercial vehicles, designed to ease congestion, according to the bridge’s owners.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2014
Government, Business

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.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2013
Government, Business

Obama Administration Issues Permit for New Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Rebecca Cook for TT

President Obama approved a second bridge connecting Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, at the busiest crossing along the U.S.-Canada border, where a majority of traffic uses the 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge, Bloomberg News reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2013
Government, Business

Michigan Vote Expected on New Detroit River Crossing

Backers of a proposal for a new publicly owned bridge across the Detroit River to Ontario said the Michigan State Senate will vote on a bill before year’s end to allow a public private partnership to build the span.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2010
Government, Business

LaHood Calls Canada’s Bridge Offer ‘Extraordinary’

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called Canada’s offer to pay up to $550 million for the U.S. side of a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Ontario “quite extraordinary,” the Canadian Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 25, 2010
Government, Business

Canada Offers Cash to Michigan for New Bridge

Ambassador Bridge — Rebecca Cook for TT

Canada is offering $550 million to help pay for those sections of a proposed new Detroit-Windsor bridge that would be situated on Detroit’s side of the new span.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 30, 2010
Government, Business

New Detroit Bridge Backers Want Public-Private Partnership Legislation

Backers of a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, are pressing Michigan state legislators to act on measures that could move the project into the design and construction phase as early as this year.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2010

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