Colombia – Solidarity International Bridge

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Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge
Colombia – Solidarity International Bridge.JPG
Laredo International Bridge 3
Official name Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge
Other name(s) Laredo International Bridge 3
Carries Commercial Vehicles
Non-commercial Vehicles
Crosses Rio Grande
Locale Laredo, Texas
Colombia, Anáhuac Municipality, Nuevo León
Maintained by City of Laredo
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
Design Box Girder Bridge
Total length 1216 ft
Opened 1992
Toll

Northbound / Southbound
Non-Commercial Vehicles
$3.50 / $3.50

Commercial Vehicles
$4.25 per Axle
Daily traffic

Non-commercial:
294

Commercial:
924
Bridge Location Colombia Solidarity International Bridge location.jpg
Coordinates 27°41′59″N 99°44′44″W / 27.699716°N 99.745646°W / 27.699716; -99.745646Coordinates: 27°41′59″N 99°44′44″W / 27.699716°N 99.745646°W / 27.699716; -99.745646

Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge is one of four vehicular international bridges located on the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Laredo, Texas; it connects Laredo over the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) with Colombia in Anáhuac, Nuevo León. It is owned and operated by the City of Laredo and the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico's Federal Secretariat of Communication and Transportation).

History[edit]

The Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge was named in honor of the Mexican planned community of Colombia, Nuevo León. The community and the international bridge were built because the Mexican state of Nuevo León wanted an international port to compete with the bordering states of Coahuila and Tamaulipas in the International Trade market. This is the only border crossing between Nuevo León and Texas.

Description[edit]

The Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge is an eight-lane bridge with two walkways for pedestrians. The bridge is 1,216 feet (371 m) long. The international bridge is for all traffic, including pedestrians. The bridge is also known as Laredo International Bridge 3, Colombia Bridge, Puente Solidaridad, Puente Colombia and Puente Internacional Solidaridad Colombia.[1]

Location[edit]

This bridge is located at the western State Highway 255 terminus or via Urban Road 1472 North in Laredo, Texas and the northern terminus of Nuevo León State Highway Spur 1 in Colombia, Anáhuac Municipality.

Operational Hours[edit]

Commercial Vehicles
Sunday: 12:00 PM–4:00 PM (Central)
Weekdays (Monday-Friday): 8:00 AM–12:00 AM (Central)
Saturday: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM (Central)

Non-commercial Vehicles
8:00 AM–12:00 AM (Central)
Seven Days A Week (7)[2]

All times Central Time Zone

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