Anzalduas Port of Entry

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Anzalduas Port of Entry
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Anzalduas Border Inspection Station, 2009
Location
CountryUnited States
LocationAnzalduas International Bridge, Mission, Texas 78572
(Anzalduas International Bridge)
Coordinates26°08′43″N 98°18′43″W / 26.145229°N 98.312069°W / 26.145229; -98.312069Coordinates: 26°08′43″N 98°18′43″W / 26.145229°N 98.312069°W / 26.145229; -98.312069
Details
Opened2009
Phone(956) 205-7800
Hours6:00 AM-10:00 PM
Exit PortReynosa
Statistics
2011 Trucks0
Website
https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/hidalgo

The Anzalduas Port of Entry opened on December 15, 2009 with the completion of the Anzalduas International Bridge. The bridge is over three miles long and cost over $28 million to build.[1] It was designed to divert traffic from the congested Hidalgo Texas Port of Entry.

The presidential permit under which the bridge was constructed prohibited commercial traffic from using it until 2015, or when the Hidalgo Port of Entry averages more than 15,000 commercial entries per week.[2] Commercial trucks and pedestrians continue to be prohibited from entering the US via this crossing; however, empty trucks may travel southbound to Mexico. The bridge has a dedicated commuter lane (SENTRI) that is open on restricted hours and frequently open to general public during high traffic hours without notice, making it almost useless.

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  1. ^ "Anzalduas International Bridge - International Bridge - City of McAllen, TX". Mcallen.net. Archived from the original on 2013-03-15. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  2. ^ "Texas-Mexico International Bridges and Border Crossings - Existing and Proposed - 2011" (PDF). Ftp.dot.state.tx.us. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2012-10-09.