BREAKING NEWS: Windsor-Detroit bridge site selected

WINDSOR, Ont. — After nearly a decade of studying the area, the governments of Canada and the U.S. have finally chosen a site for a new international crossing at the Windsor-Detroit Gateway.

In the end, there were few surprises from recent published reports that indicated the new bridge would be built just off Ojibway Parkway on the west end of Windsor, between the Brighton Beach power plant and Canada Salt company.

Today, the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study announced that the Canadian inspection plaza is bounded by Broadway Street on the south side, Chappus Street on the north side, and the Essex Terminal Railway line on the east side.

The location is just a few kilometres southwest of the current, privately owned Ambassador Bridge.

It’s believed that on the U.S. side, the bridge will land in an industrial area of the Detroit known as Delray. But an official announcement is pending the completion of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The development of additional border crossing capacity at Windsor-Detroit not only will ensure that trade between Canada and the United States prospers but will also create jobs on both sides of the border, Transport Canada said in a press release.

— we will report more details as they become available.


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