Eagle Pass–Piedras Negras International Bridge

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Eagle Pass – Piedras Negras International Bridge
Puente Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass International Bridge IMG 0267.JPG
The American side of the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge
Carries Fed. 57/ US 57
Crosses Rio Grande
Locale Eagle Pass, Texas
Official name Eagle Pass Bridge 1
Named for Eagle Pass
Owner Port of Eagle Pass
Maintained by Port of Eagle Pass
Characteristics
Total length 1,855 feet
Width 2 lanes
History
Opened 1927
Rebuilt 1954

The Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge is an international bridge which crosses the Rio Grande connecting the United States-Mexico border cities of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila. The bridge is also known as "Eagle Pass Bridge 1" and "Puente Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass".[1] The road continues into Eagle Pass as U.S. Route 57, and Piedras Negras as Mexican Federal Highway 57.

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The American side of the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge is currently owned by the Port of Eagle Pass, which also manages it. The bridge was originally constructed in 1927 and reconstructed in 1954, after the original bridge was destroyed by a flood, the bridge was reinforced in 1985. The bridge is two lanes wide and 1,855 feet (565 m) long.[1]

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Coordinates: 28°42′20″N 100°30′43″W / 28.70556°N 100.51194°W / 28.70556; -100.51194