Bridge of the Americas (El Paso–Ciudad Juárez)

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For the bridge in Panama over the canal, see Bridge of the Americas.

The Bridge of the Americas is a group of international bridges which cross the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) connecting the Mexico–United States border cities of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas, using MX 45 from the south and I-110 from the north. The bridge is also known as "Puente Río Bravo", "Puente Internacional Córdova-Las Américas", "Cordova Bridge", "Puente Libre", "BOTA", and "Free Bridge".[1]

Description[edit]

The Bridge of the Americas consists of two bridges that each have two lanes for commercial traffic, four lanes for passenger vehicles, and sidewalks for pedestrians. The bridges were constructed from 1996 to 1998. The American side of the bridge is owned and operated by the City of El Paso.[1] To date it is the only toll-free bridge connecting El Paso with Ciudad Juárez.

In popular culture[edit]

The 2013 American drama television series The Bridge takes its title and setting (El Paso and Ciudad Juárez) from the Bridge of the Americas.[2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°45′52.81″N 106°27′4.88″W / 31.7646694°N 106.4513556°W / 31.7646694; -106.4513556