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Old Posted May 26, 2016, 9:54 PM
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Thanks for sharing all the great photos and thanks for all the time you put into capturing them all.
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So we all agree that the Gordie Howe Bridge shouldn't move forward? Our dollar is worth 30% less than when this project was proposed, that means Canadian tax payers would be on the hook for even more money. Also government can't create competition with a privately owned company, it's just not right. Plus traffic numbers are too low to even warrant a new crossing. Surveys show future traffic numbers growing but I'm skeptical, they're definitely not trending that way. And finally, Moroun owns at least 20 properties on the Detroit side that would need to be acquired for the bridge to be constructed. He owns a huge piece of property exactly where the proposed bridge would touch down in Detroit. What's the government going to do? Declare eminent domain on all 20 properties? This thing is never going to happen and rightfully so.
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So we all agree that the Gordie Howe Bridge shouldn't move forward? Our dollar is worth 30% less than when this project was proposed, that means Canadian tax payers would be on the hook for even more money. Also government can't create competition with a privately owned company, it's just not right. Plus traffic numbers are too low to even warrant a new crossing. Surveys show future traffic numbers growing but I'm skeptical, they're definitely not trending that way. And finally, Moroun owns at least 20 properties on the Detroit side that would need to be acquired for the bridge to be constructed. He owns a huge piece of property exactly where the proposed bridge would touch down in Detroit. What's the government going to do? Declare eminent domain on all 20 properties? This thing is never going to happen and rightfully so.
A freeway to freeway connection is badly needed for transport trucks so it should be going ahead. Many big businesses will be pushing for the bridge.
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Old Posted Sep 8, 2016, 1:28 AM
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A freeway to freeway connection is badly needed for transport trucks so it should be going ahead. Many big businesses will be pushing for the bridge.
They have that, it's called the blue water bridge. Unless the trucks are destined for Windsor, the blue water bridge is faster for any other destination in Ontario or beyond (New York). And Windsor doesn't need its own freeway to freeway connection.
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Ambassador is far busier than the Blue Water and has ridiculous amounts of truck traffic. Have you ever crossed it? A freeway connection is absolutely needed.

as for eminent domain, the government is currently expropriating over 300 properties in Detroit. Why does it matter that Moroun owns 20 of them? Expropriation is not some extraordinary measure, it is a standard function of constructing government infrastructure.

The bridge is happening, construction on the Windsor side is already underway.
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2016, 10:10 PM
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Ambassador is far busier than the Blue Water and has ridiculous amounts of truck traffic. Have you ever crossed it? A freeway connection is absolutely needed.

as for eminent domain, the government is currently expropriating over 300 properties in Detroit. Why does it matter that Moroun owns 20 of them? Expropriation is not some extraordinary measure, it is a standard function of constructing government infrastructure.

The bridge is happening, construction on the Windsor side is already underway.
Well said!
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Ambassador is far busier than the Blue Water and has ridiculous amounts of truck traffic. Have you ever crossed it? A freeway connection is absolutely needed.

as for eminent domain, the government is currently expropriating over 300 properties in Detroit. Why does it matter that Moroun owns 20 of them? Expropriation is not some extraordinary measure, it is a standard function of constructing government infrastructure.

The bridge is happening, construction on the Windsor side is already underway.
Expropriation is much harder to do in the US than in Canada. Nothing is underway yet, tenders haven't even been released
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2016, 1:31 PM
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Expropriation is much harder to do in the US than in Canada. Nothing is underway yet, tenders haven't even been released
Sorry, but you are clueless. The plaza on the Windsor side is well under way and expropriations on the Delray side have already begun. This bridge will be built as it is the most important peice of infrastructure in Canada at the moment.
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Finally!

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The federal government on Thursday is launching the final phase of bidding to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge, signalling it is still committed to the project.
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-ne...or-howe-bridge
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Stuck in limbo

Construction of the main span was supposed to begin by now but has been pushed back another year
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Stuck in limbo

Construction of the main span was supposed to begin by now but has been pushed back another year
It's been known know for a long time that the time line would be extended, no big surprise for anyone who's been following this project.
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It's been known know for a long time that the time line would be extended, no big surprise for anyone who's been following this project.
They still haven't even awarded the contract for the bulk of the work and only 60% of the property on the US side has been acquired.
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2017, 11:13 PM
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They still haven't even awarded the contract for the bulk of the work and only 60% of the property on the US side has been acquired.
That doesn't mean that it's not moving foreword though, it's just a very complicated process.
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