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Ambassador Bridge

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Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River.

The Ambassador Bridge is a suspension bridge which connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel also connects these two cities.

The bridge, over the Detroit River, had the largest central span in the world when it was completed in 1929 — 1850 foot (564 m). The total bridge length is 7500 feet (2286 m). The roadway rises 152 feet (46 m) above the Detroit River. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume: more than 25% of all merchandise trade between the United States and Canada crosses the bridge.

Due to the extremely high traffic volume, the American and Canadian governments are jointly examining proposals for the construction of a second bridge downriver.

It was featured in the Eminem movie 8 Mile, and Crossing the Bridge, starring Stephen Baldwin.

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