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Politics & Government
Sun January 19, 2014
Gov. Snyder blames Washington for new bridge knots
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says a new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada is being delayed partly because Washington doesn't seem to want to pay for a customs plaza on the American side.
Snyder tells the Detroit Free Press it's a "difficult-to-understand attitude." He chalks it up to other similar logjams in Washington but says there's still time to resolve the issue.
Canada has agreed to pay for most of the Detroit-Ontario bridge and then get repaid through tolls. But the U.S. government needs to be responsible for a $250 million inspection plaza.
Roy Norton, a Canadian official in Detroit, says bids can't be solicited until there's a commitment to build the plaza.
The new bridge is opposed by private owners of the Ambassador Bridge, which links Detroit and Ontario.