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Trucks and cars wait to cross into the United States over the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.
Trucks and cars wait to cross into the United States over the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.
(Jason Kryk/The Globe and Mail)

JEFF WATTRICK

Canada’s deep pockets: It’s not the first time one side of the border has paid to get a Michigan-Ontario bridge built

The 20-year plus process of building a billion-dollar, binational bridge at the United States’ and Canada’s busiest border crossing is a slog of bureaucratic wrangling and civil engineering.

Normally, this sort of thing arouses little interest until the project completed and, even then, the only people who truly care are the politicians cutting ribbons and droning on about all the jobs they created.