Concerns bridge two countries
The pending sale of an international entryway is causing some concerns across national boundaries.
We're not talking about the sale of U.S. ports to a Dubai company, but the bridge that spans the Rainy River between International Falls and Fort Frances, Ontario.
The bridge was built by a paper manufacturer in 1908, and has been privately operated as a toll bridge. But now co-owners Boise Cascade and Abitibi Consolidated have put the bridge on the market.
Some people on both sides of the river are hoping the bridge is taken over by the public sector, but their reasons have more to do with economics than security concerns. Security is already provided by the U.S. and Canadian governments. Tom Crann talked with International Falls Mayor Shawn Mason, who says the bridge is a critical economic and social link between the nations.5:23 p.m.
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