Juárez–Lincoln International Bridge

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Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
Official name Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
Other name(s) Laredo International Bridge 2
Carries Limited Commercial Vehicles
Non-commercial Vehicles
Crosses Rio Grande
Locale Laredo, Texas –'
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Maintained by City of Laredo
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
Design Box Girder Bridge
Total length 1008 ft (481 m)
Width 72 ft (22 m)
Opened 1976
Toll

Southbound / Northbound
Non-Commercial Vehicles
$3.00 / $2.25

Commercial Vehicles
$2.75 per Axle
Daily traffic

Non-commercial:
13,133

Commercial:
103
Bridge Location Juarez Lincoln International Bridge location map.jpg
Coordinates 27°30′01″N 99°30′10″W / 27.500216°N 99.502814°W / 27.500216; -99.502814Coordinates: 27°30′01″N 99°30′10″W / 27.500216°N 99.502814°W / 27.500216; -99.502814

The Juárez–Lincoln International Bridge is one of four vehicular international bridges located in the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, that connect the United States and Mexico over the Rio Grande (Río Bravo). It is owned and operated by City of Laredo and the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico's federal Secretariat of Communication and Transportation).

History[edit]

The Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge was named in honor of the Mexican President Benito Juárez and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It was built in 1976 to alleviate traffic on the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge and to accommodate the fast-growing cities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. Much of the effort to erect the bridge came from city council member Peter Arguindegui, who left the council in 1976 after sixteen years of service.[1]

Description[edit]

The Juárez–Lincoln International Bridge is an eight-lane bridge with and is 1,008 feet (307 m) long and 72 feet (22 m) wide. The international bridge is for buses and non-commercial traffic only. The bridge is also known as Bridge Number Two, Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Bridge 2, Puente Juárez-Lincoln and Laredo II.[2] It has a dedicated lane for SENTRI program users.

Location[edit]

This bridge is located in the southern terminus of Interstate 35 east of downtown Laredo, Texas and on the northern terminus of Luis Donaldo Colosio Loop in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. It operates 24 hours a day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis San Miguel, "Well known Laredoan dies: Burial Mass set for St. Patrick's Church", Laredo Morning Times, August 6, 2014, pp. 1, 12A
  2. ^ TxDOT Transportation Planning; Border Crossings

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