CHICAGO — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, in his first state of the state address, revived a controversial proposal to create a public-private partnership to build and operate a bridge connecting Detroit and Canada — the nation’s busiest trade crossing.

The proposal is estimated to cost $3.8 billion and would require a governmental partnership between Michigan, Windsor, and the Canadian and U.S. governments. A measure advancing the project last year died in the state Senate amid Republican opposition.

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