Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bridge Claims Progress in Bid to Build Twin Span

(Dave Battagello — The Windsor Star)

A consultant's report that illustrates how Canada customs can accommodate secondary truck inspection at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge on Windsor's west end advances the bridge's plans to build a twin span, according to the son of owner Matty Moroun.

Canada Border Services Agency retained the consultant about six months ago to develop a master plan after repeated requests by the agency for Moroun to undertake the effort as part of an environmental assessment were ignored.

With the report recently completed, the bridge company has claimed the information is sufficient to get a permit on the twin span on the Canadian side. A condition of future approval includes Moroun being able to move CBSA secondary truck inspection back to the foot of the bridge in Windsor. Read more here.