Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge

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Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge
Coordinates 26°04′N 98°13′W / 26.07°N 98.21°W / 26.07; -98.21Coordinates: 26°04′N 98°13′W / 26.07°N 98.21°W / 26.07; -98.21
Carries U.S. Route 281
Crosses Rio Grande,
Mexico—U.S. border
Locale Pharr, Texas,
United States;
Reynosa, Tamaulipas state,
Mexico
Characteristics
Total length 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)

The Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge crosses the Rio Grande and U.S.-Mexico border. It connects the city of Pharr in Texas with the city of Reynosa and Mexican Federal Highway 2 in Tamaulipas state, Mexico

The bridge handles commercial vehicles as well as passenger vehicles. It serves as an important port of entry into the U.S. Since 1996, all trucks have been diverted here from the McAllen–Hidalgo–Reynosa International Bridge on the west−upriver.

With a 5 km (3 mi) length, it is the longest international bridge connecting two countries in the world.[1]

The bridge connects to U.S. Route 281 via Texas State Highway Spur 600.

U.S. Pharr International Bridge cargo facility agents intercepted a package of cocaine within a bag of carrots in a commercial fresh produce shipment.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pharr-Reynosa Intl Bridge". City of Pharr, Texas. Retrieved August 14, 2016. 


Coordinates: 26°04′01″N 98°12′19″W / 26.06683°N 98.20518°W / 26.06683; -98.20518