Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun dies at 93 – Truck News

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DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit trucking magnate Manuel (Matty) Moroun, who owned the Ambassador Bridge, has passed away. He was 93. Media reports said Moroun died of heart failure Sunday.

The Ambassador Bridge, linking Detroit and Windsor, Ont., is the busiest border crossing between Canada and the U.S.

The Ambassador Bridge. Photo: Today’s Trucking

Moroun bought it in 1979.

In a tweet, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens paid tribute to the self-made billionaire, who was the son of immigrants from Lebanon.

“Mr. Moroun built a significant business empire through determination and grit,” Dilkens said.

Mayor

In a tribute posted on social media, the Detroit Regional Chamber said Moroun was a self-made success story.

“With his passing we celebrate his life and the family he built in Detroit,” it said. Funeral arrangements have yet to announced.

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