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Juárez–Lincoln International Bridge

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).

Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge
Coordinates27°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
Non-commercial Vehicles
CrossesRio Grande
LocaleLaredo, Texas –'
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Official nameJuarez-Lincoln International Bridge
Other name(s)Laredo International Bridge 2
Maintained byCity of Laredo
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
DesignBox Girder Bridge
Total length1008 ft (481 m)
Width72 ft (22 m)
Daily trafficNon-commercial: 13,133
Commercial: 103
TollSouthbound / Northbound
Non-Commercial Vehicles
$3.00 / $2.25
Commercial Vehicles
$2.75 per Axle
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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]


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, New Bridge, Puente Juárez-Lincoln, Laredo II and Puente Nuevo.[2] It had a dedicated lane for SENTRI program users until 2018. SENTRI users now have to cross through the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. The change was made to accommodate SENTRI users from long lines and long waiting.


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.

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  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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