The Michigan Department of Transportation last week released revenue projections for a second bridge spanning the Detroit River as the Senate gears up for one of the most debated and controversial votes of the session.

MDOT said a second bridge crossing the busy trade route linking Detroit with Ontario, Canada, would generate just under $60 million in toll revenue in 2016, the year the proposed bridge would open. Revenue would rise to $85.1 million by 2025 and $108 million by 2035, according to the department.

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