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Moroun family continues trying to block plans for Gordie Howe International Bridge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia scheduled a hearing Sept. 14 on an appeal that seeks to block the Canadian-financed Gordie Howe International Bridge, which is scheduled to open in 2020.

Gordie Howe International Bridge is scheduled to open in 2020

Matty Moroun is an American businessman who owns the Ambassador Bridge. ((Carlos Osorio/Associated Press))

Efforts by the owner of the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit to block construction of a new border bridge across the Detroit River will get another court hearing.

The Detroit Free Press reports the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia scheduled a hearing Sept. 14 on an appeal that seeks to block the Canadian-financed Gordie Howe International Bridge, which is scheduled to open in 2020.

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will compete with the Ambassador Bridge.

The Ambassador Bridge sign is seen from the Windsor side of the border on Aug. 20, 2015. (Geoff Nixon/CBC)

The Detroit International Bridge Co., which owns the Ambassador Bridge, also has proposed a new span to Windsor next to its existing bridge.

The lawsuit says the bridge company, which once was solely controlled by Matty Moroun, is under the control of his son.

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