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The PM and the Gov. Of Michigan and even though the name won't be announce until after noon, some are saying that its a very good chance it will be named "The Gordie Howe Bridge" because groups are pushing the Gov. to do it and Howe was born out in Saskatchewan, so it has a Canadian connection since Canada will be collecting the 2 billion tolls to pay for it. Any thought of other names?

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A day after of the naming, many people in the area of Windsor, like Howe but not his name of the bridge. The following video, the Detroit news, also noticed that Harper doesn't like the media. http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/new-bridge-to-be-named-after-gordie-howe/33028666

Maybe they should have named it the Emperor Harper International Plaza. After the NAU is finalized, Harper will be named Crown Emperor of the new creation, to be dubbed Magical Fairytale land. I know it's true because I read it on infowars.

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Many in the Windsor area are saying why didn't they name it after a local vet that died in Afghanistan, instead of a hockey player or better yet do not give it a person's name but name it Detroit/Windsor international or DW International. They also said you can't pleased everyone but Harper should have let the public in the area, submit names. in the end, it will probably be referred to the "new " bridge.

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Someone on Windsor radio, said the reason they named it Gordie Howe was the American would have trouble spelling "Gretzky"!

Perhaps the fact that Gordie Howe is both a beloved Canadian and a Detroit sports icon made him a far better choice than anyone else to name a bridge between Canada and Detroit.

-k

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What a stupid name. The Gordie Howe Bridge. Really? Why not name it the Bob and Doug Mackenzie bridge? You name the busiest international crossing in North America after a hockey player. smdh.

Perhaps they named it after Gordie Howe because it will take as long as his career lasted for the damn thing to be finished.

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Perhaps they named it after Gordie Howe because it will take as long as his career lasted for the damn thing to be finished.

5 Years isn't that long considering we're talking about 4 jurisdictions, one of which refuses to help at all. There's also the matter of highway approaches that are yet to be completed.

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5 Years isn't that long considering we're talking about 4 jurisdictions, one of which refuses to help at all. There's also the matter of highway approaches that are yet to be completed.

They've been working on this for a lot longer than 5 years. The Schwartz Report was presented to the City of Windsor in January 2005 and was commissioned well before that.

The official website of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway says it started construction in 2011, but the City of Windsor expropriated the land along Hwy 3 for its construction well before that.

Let's not forget the legal wranglings of Manny Maroun even before that over twinning the Ambassador Bridge.

Also, Brighton Beach was announced as the landing point for the new crossing all the way back in 2008.

In January 2004, DRIC completed its feasibility study, which means it was formed and began conducting its research well before that.

So for the people in Windsor this has been a project since January 2004 when the new international crossing was proposed. This has been an ongoing disruption for the last 11 years with the city government expropriating people's homes and tearing up major thoroughfares through the city in preparation for the new crossing.

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