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Detroit, MI – A privately owned bridge over the Detroit River is requesting that hazardous materials no longer be barred from it.
Hazmats on Bridge?- 6/16/2009
The Ambassador Bridge is a 75-year-old bridge between Canada and the U.S. in Michigan. It has filed a request with the state of Michigan to change the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) so that certain flammable, corrosive and explosive materials are allowed to cross it.
The Detroit Windsor Truck Ferry is currently the only designated method for hazmat trucks to cross the Detroit River. Truck ferry owner Gregg Ward says that allowing the Ambassador Bridge to transport hazmat trucks would not only be damaging to his business but would also “eliminate any crossing redundancy, which is essential in the event of a major hazmat-related accident or terrorist attack on the privately owned bridge.”
Read the full story at todaystrucking.com.