- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - The owner of the Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, says it has received Canadian approval to build a six-lane span next to the existing bridge.

Detroit International Bridge Co. Vice Chairman Matthew Moroun issued a statement Wednesday saying it has received the final permit needed for the replacement span.

However, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder issued a statement saying construction would not begin without further U.S. governmental approvals.

Detroit International Bridge estimates the privately funded project with a 2,190-foot, cable-stayed main span over the Detroit River will cost a total of $1 billion.

The company so far has been unsuccessful in suing to stop the future construction of a competing project, the Gordie Howe International Bridge about 2 miles downstream from the Ambassador Bridge.

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This story has been corrected to show the last name of the Detroit International Bridge Co. vice chairman is Moroun, not Maroun.

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