Ambassador Bridge (Detroit, Michigan)

American truck drivers taking cargo “south of the border” would likely be on the way to Mexico. But from Detroit, Michigan, they could also head to Canada across the Ambassador Bridge, which carries more than 25 percent of all trade between the United States and its northern neighbor.

Thanks to a dog leg in the Detroit River, this is the only border crossing at which Canada lies to the south of the U.S. In this sample video, a parade of trucks crosses the bridge in both directions as the sun sets in the west.

Silhouetted in the foreground is the Detroit Princess riverboat, which offers dinner and pleasure cruises along the river for public and private functions.

Teddy Pendergrass was a prominent R&B/soul singer and songwriter. First rising to fame as a member of Philadephia’s Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, known for the hit “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” Pendergrass began his successful solo career in 1977. He garnered a total of five Grammy nominations and was one the top R&B artists in the late 70s and early 80s. In 1982, Pendergrass was paralyzed in a car accident and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Despite his injuries, he continued to generate hits and perform even after his official retirement in 2006. In 2010, Teddy Pendergrass died at the age of 59. The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance continues his work to help others with spinal cord injuries.


Vist Detroit: Official Tourism & Travel Site
Detroit Historical Society: Ambassador Bridge
The Detroit Princess
Teddy Pendergrass Official Site

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