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Podcast: Why the Detroit River Needs a New Bridge

With an estimated 38,000 vehicles each day going back and forth between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, just south on the Canadian side of the Detroit River, making it the busiest border crossing in North America, officials say it's time to add another bridge to open up the potential for more commercial traffic between both sides.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is eager to get the word out as to why a new bridge is needed, so Mohammed Al Ghurabi, senior project manager for the Detroit River International Crossing and Bill Shreck, Director of Communications for MDOT explain the logic behind putting an additional link between the two countries.

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    I would encourage building another crossing only if it included bicycle and pedestrian transport in its design. Having a method to cross other than with a car or a cumbersome bus should be at the forefront of the argument.

    For "$5.3 billion" I hope it would be but I fear it's not.

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