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US Coast Guard issues permit for new bridge

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DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a key permit needed for construction of a new bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
 
The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News report that word of the permit came Tuesday.
 
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canada are trying to build the bridge over the Detroit River that would compete with the Ambassador Bridge. Property on both sides of the border still must be acquired, and funding for a new customs plaza on the U.S. side still must be addressed.
 
Last week, a federal judge disagreed with private owners of the existing bridge, who claim a permit would cause "irreparable harm." It was a defeat Friday for Manuel "Matty" Moroun, whose family controls the Ambassador Bridge and wants to build its own second span.
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