Washington set to act on bridge issue

By Dave Battagello, The Windsor Star

WINDSOR, Ont. — Washington is set to act as soon as politicians in Michigan decide their position on a second Windsor-Detroit bridge, the U.S. ambassador to Canada told The Star on Thursday.

The downriver Detroit River International Crossing bridge has been on hold for more than a month after a Senate committee in Michigan rejected legislation that would have launched construction.

“This is an issue I’m very familiar with and watched carefully,” said David Jacobson. “I have seen the Canadian government offer up to $550 million, but the issue is what will the state of Michigan do?

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