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New Bridge Over Detroit River To Windsor Could Take 7 Years To Complete

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NITC BRIDGE
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speak in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Friday, June 15, 2012, ahead of an announcement for a new $1-billion bridge connecting the city with Detroit. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Colin Perkel) | AP

Gov. Rick Snyder achieved one of his top priorities in mid-2012 when he signed a deal with Canada to build a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, a project known as the New International Trade Crossing. But the motoring public needs to be patient. Huge infrastructure projects like this don't happen overnight.

Official documents reveal that building the NITC could take as long as seven years, from early approvals to final ribbon-cutting. That means that the new bridge would open to traffic around 2020. In their public statements, the U.S. and Canadian project teams have called a seven-year schedule "aggressive but achievable."

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