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Detroit Park Caught In Middle Of Bridge Fight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s office has denied rumors that he’s made a deal to transfer Riverside Park to the owners of the Ambassador Bridge. The city, the Detroit International Bridge Company, and residents have fought over control of the park the last few years. Former state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib has tangled with bridge owner “Matty” Moroun many times. She has started a petition asking city, state, and federal leaders to protect Riverside Park. Tlaib tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller it’s the only park in Southwest Detroit with access to the river. Tlaib works for the Sugar Law Center, which represents Friends of Riverside ParkWDET has contacted DIBC and awaits a response. 

Read Rashida Tlaib’s petition here.

Image credit: J. Carlisle Larsen/WDET

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Pat Batcheller

Senior News Editor & WDET Host, Morning Edition

Hi, I’m Pat Batcheller, your host for WDET’s Morning Edition. I bring you the news, weather, traffic, and information to help you start your weekday.

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