Detroit Bridge Co. Must Follow City Zoning Laws: 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled Monday that the operator of the Ambassador Bridge — a 7,500-foot span that connects Detroit to Canada — is not entitled to federal exemption from Detroit zoning laws because the federal government does not recognize the company as a federal instrumentality.

Detroit International Bridge Co., which was given congressional permission to build and operate the Ambassador Bridge in 1921, is a private, for-profit company that claimed that it did not have to comply with Detroit zoning rules when expanding the bridge because...
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