Detroit has just one international bridge to Canada, The Ambassador, and it's privately owned by Billionaires who also own the ruin porn monument that is Detroit's train station. That fact has given the bridge owners, the Moroun family, ample opportunity to slam the the plans for a public bridge. But is seems they're not going to win this one. Crain's has learned that the Ambassador is finally going to be getting a friend (on in this case frenemy?) that will cost $2.1 B. Gov. Rick Snyder is supposed to make the announcement this Friday according to anonymous sources. Construction is expected to take 48 to 52 months.
· Moroun-Mania: Jailed Billionaire is The Talk of the Town [Curbed Detroit]
· Snyder expected to announce deal to build new Detroit River bridge [Crain's]