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Moroun revives Harsens Island bridge plan


Cars wait in line for the ferry back to the main land on Harsens Island on May 14, 2012.Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun may build a second bridge after all.

But this one wouldn't be to Canada.

Moroun's Detroit International Bridge Co. announced Wednesday it was ready to resurrect plans to build a bridge to Harsens Island, now that the owner of the island's lone car ferry service has said he plans to retire and shut his business down.

The bridge company already owns the necessary land on the mainland and the island, as part of an aborted plan to build a bridge about five years ago, said company President Dan Stamper. The company had talked to state officials and done most of the preliminary work, including pulling most of the necessary permits, Stamper said.  more...

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