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Address: 3500 Toledo St, Detroit, MI 48216-1079
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At the time this bridge was built in 1929 it was the longest suspension...

At the time this bridge was built in 1929 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

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Only for Gas and Duty Free

The only reason to choose this over the tunnel crossing is the gas and the duty free. Duty free on the Detroit side was actually alright -- the bargain corner actually has great... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The only reason to choose this over the tunnel crossing is the gas and the duty free. Duty free on the Detroit side was actually alright -- the bargain corner actually has great deals on almost everything shown there, if you're interested in shopping. Otherwise, I would take the tunnel -- even the views on the bridge aren't that spectacular.

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly the poorest excuse of an international crossing I've ever seen. Trucks rule the world, and get to do whatever they want because Moroun owns most of the trucking companies, tolls are ridiculously high, and the state of it is atrocious.

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Thank vasili55
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ambassador bridge is under perpetual construction. Every time we go at least 2 lanes are closed. The 1920's era safety rails have completely rusted through, the bridge surface is rough. Toll is high, currently $5 US/ $6.25 CAD. On the good side it is the usually the fastest way to get to 401 or EC Row expressway. The Detroit... More 

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Thank Keason S
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323 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

1) The view of the Detroit skyline, including the Renaissance Tower 2) fairly quick on the off hours 3) scenic drive on the Windsor side leading up to the bridge Enjoy !!

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Thank Faizal B
CANADA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We use the Ambassador Bridge frequently to travel to the U.S. on our shopping trips to Michigan. Easy access with speedy crossing and friendly service with all our crossings.

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Thank John V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The map created by Tripadvisor was right on and worked out spectacularly. It took exactly as many hours it said it would and it guided me in the shortest manner as possible. In the Detroit side we visited the world headquarters of GM and some watercraft manufacturer. Crossing the bridge we went through the Canadian and US Customs. They were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Usually long line-ups on both sides of border, but worth it for stunning view of Detroit rive connecting two countries.

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Thank mreaume44
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have been crossing the Ambassador Bridge for years and it is certainly in need of construction. The railings are severely corroded and there are holes in the pavement. I know there is a great deal of construction at the moment but I cannot believe that they let the bridge erode to the level it has. Since there is construction,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Narrow lanes with heavy truck traffic, always long lines, poor transportation management and planning. Take the tunnel.

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West Bloomfield, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I have been crossing the bridge regularly!!! At least 3 times a week! Every time I cross there is delays due to construction!!! Why can' construction be done during the night and not during heavy traffic hours??? The bridge crossing is convenient and for the most of the time much faster than the tunnel!!! The view from the bridge is... More 

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