Morouns Get Federal Court Hearing on Attempt to Block Gordie Howe Bridge Construction

Detroit Free Press reports that yesterday, June 12, “the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit scheduled a hearing for mid-September on an appeal filed by the owner of the Ambassador Bridge to stop a rival international span between Detroit and Canada from being built nearby.” The newspaper adds that the court’s action “keeps alive a lawsuit that has gone on now for seven years. In it, [the Moroun-owned Detroit International Bridge Company] argues that Congress’ original 1921 act approving construction of the bridge between Detroit and Windsor was effectively an exclusive franchise. . . .”