Border expert says new Ambassador Bridge won't create a 'monopoly' over the Detroit River
Bill Anderson predicts most trucks will use the Gordie Howe Bridge
A Windsor border expert believes the Canadian government giving permission for the Ambassador Bridge Company to build a second span is a sign of confidence in their own Gordie Howe Bridge project.
Bill Anderson,director of the Cross-Border Institute at the University of Windsor, said the Detroit River border is under served and will need two bridges to handle all of the truck traffic.
"They [the Canadian government] are not giving a permit for a monopoly across the Detroit River," he said. "For anybody to say that this indicates that the Canadian government has questions about whether they want to build that second bridge, I think that's kind of 180 degrees wrong."
Anderson predicts most trucks will use the Gordie Howe bridge, because it will have a better connection to Highway 401.
He added he does not foresee a price war when it comes to tolls.