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Ambassador Bridge: Offer to buy bridge a "rumor"


Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Officials have been working for years to add capacity at the border crossing. The Detroit-Windsor border handles more traffic than any other crossing between the U.S. and Canada.
Officials have been working for years to add capacity at the border crossing. The Detroit-Windsor border handles more traffic than any other crossing between the U.S. and Canada.

WINDSOR, Ontario — The president of the Detroit International Bridge Co. says it has never solicited an offer to sell the Ambassador Bridge.

Dan Stamper also calls a report that Transport Canada is in talks to buy the bridge spanning the Detroit River and connecting Windsor, Ontario with Detroit a "rumor."

The Canadian Transport Minister's office says its government has had discussions on various topics with bridge officials, but has made no offer to buy it from owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun.

Officials have been working for years to add capacity at the border crossing. The Detroit-Windsor border handles more traffic than any other crossing between the U.S. and Canada.

Moroun wants to build a second span and opposes a government plan to build a new, six-lane bridge further downriver.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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