LANSING -- The sourcing of materials to build a new public bridge from Detroit to Windsor is one of several obstacles that must be cleared before the project can proceed, a top official in the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder said this morning.

Bill Rustem, Snyder's director of strategy, said the U.S. government prefers to use domestic products in projects it's involved with, but the Canadian government, which has a major financial stake in the project, wants to use the lowest-cost materials, including Chinese steel.

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