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Laredo–Colombia Solidarity International Bridge

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Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge is one of four vehicular international bridges located on the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Laredo, Texas; it connects Laredo over the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo) with Colombia in Anáhuac, Nuevo León. It is owned and operated by the City of Laredo and the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico's Federal Secretariat of Communication and Transportation).

Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge
Colombia – Solidarity International Bridge.JPG
Laredo International Bridge 3
Coordinates27°41′59″N 99°44′44″W / 27.699716°N 99.745646°W / 27.699716; -99.745646Coordinates: 27°41′59″N 99°44′44″W / 27.699716°N 99.745646°W / 27.699716; -99.745646
CarriesCommercial Vehicles
Non-commercial Vehicles
CrossesRio Grande
LocaleLaredo, Texas
Colombia, Anáhuac Municipality, Nuevo León
Official nameLaredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge
Other name(s)Laredo International Bridge 3
Maintained byCity of Laredo
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
Characteristics
DesignBox Girder Bridge
Total length1216 ft (371 m)
History
Opened1992
Statistics
Daily trafficNon-commercial:
294
Commercial:
924
TollNorthbound / Southbound
Non-Commercial Vehicles
$3.50 / $3.50
Commercial Vehicles
$4.25 per Axle
Colombia Solidarity International Bridge location.jpg

HistoryEdit

The Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge was named in honor of the Mexican planned community of Colombia, Nuevo León. The community and the international bridge were built because the Mexican state of Nuevo León wanted an international port to compete with the bordering states of Coahuila and Tamaulipas in the International Trade market. This is the only border crossing between Nuevo León and Texas.

DescriptionEdit

The Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge is an eight-lane bridge with two walkways for pedestrians. The bridge is 1,216 feet (371 m) long. The international bridge is for all traffic, including pedestrians. The bridge is also known as Laredo International Bridge 3, Colombia Bridge, Puente Solidaridad, Puente Colombia and Puente Internacional Solidaridad Colombia.[1]

On the United States side, the bridge connects to Texas State Highway 255, a road that bypasses downtown Laredo and connects to Interstate 35. On the Mexico side, the bridge connects to Nuevo Leon State Highway 1 Spur which in turn connects it to Highway 1 proper.

LocationEdit

This bridge is located at the western terminus of State Highway 255, near its intersection with FM 1472, in Laredo, Texas and the northern terminus of Nuevo León State Highway Spur 1 in Colombia, Anáhuac Municipality.

Operational HoursEdit

Commercial Vehicles
Sunday: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Central)
Weekdays (Monday-Friday): 8:00 AM–10:30 PM (Central)
Saturday: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM (Central)

Non-commercial Vehicles
8:00 AM–12:00 AM (Central)
Seven Days A Week (7)[2]

All times Central Time Zone

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TxDOT Transportation Planning; Border Crossings
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-10-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)