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Automakers urge White House to approve new bridge funding

The city of Windsor, Ontario is seen from the shores of Detroit, Michigan.  A second bridge in relation to the Ambassador Bridge is being discussed.  Photo courtesy of Reuters.
The city of Windsor, Ontario is seen from the shores of Detroit, Michigan. A second bridge in relation to the Ambassador Bridge is being discussed. Photo courtesy of Reuters.

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The Detroit automakers are urging the White House to approve funding for a new bridge linking Detroit and Ontario.

Canada is paying for the bridge, but Washington needs to fund the U.S. Customs inspection plaza in Detroit. GM, Ford, Chrysler, the Michigan AFL-CIO and the United Auto Workers have written to President Obama to get Washington into the situation.

The customs plaza is expected to cost 250-million dollars to build.

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