Tienditas International Bridge
|Carries||6 divided lanes and pedestrians|
|Locale||Tachira, Venezuela–Norte de Santander, Colombia|
|Official name||Puente internacional Las Tienditas|
|Construction start||January 24, 2014|
|Construction end||February 2016|
|Daily traffic||0 vehicles per day|
The bridge's construction began on January 24, 2014 and was planned to take no longer than 20 months. The costs were estimated around $32,000,000 and was split equally between the Venezuelan and Colombian governments.
It is the fifth international bridge between the two countries. The bridge itself is actually made of three approximately 280-metre parallel bridges built over the Tachira River, two bridges with three lanes in each direction and a pedestrian bridge. Immigration and customs facilities are located on each side of the bridge.
The crossing was completed in February 2016, but due to political tensions between Colombia and Venezuela since 2015, the bridge has not been opened to traffic.
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- Opinión, Diario la. "Tienditas, el puente de 40 millones de dólares que no han estrenado". La Opinión.