Thursday, August 12, 2010

Canada to Fund New Bridge at U.S. Border Crossing


The Canadian government said on Tuesday it will fund the building of a new bridge at a key border crossing between Ontario and New York state, which was the venue of a tense stand-off between area Mohawks and border guards last summer.

The C$75 million ($72 million) North Channel bridge in eastern Ontario will replace an older bridge and is designed to ease traffic congestion and create jobs, a government statement said.

The bridge will connect the city of Cornwall with Cornwall Island in the St. Lawrence River. The island is the home of the Akwesasne Mohawk native tribe and is linked to Massena, New York, via the South Channel bridge.

Together the two bridges form the Seaway International Crossing, a major transportation route for commercial and passenger vehicles. Read more here.

Related: Federal Government Must Keep Border Point of Entry in Cornwall... (Digital Journal)