US - Mexico Border Crossing - Laredo Texas
N 27° 29.971 W 099° 30.450
14R E 449872 N 3041865
Quick Description: United Stated and Mexico crossing at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2009 6:22:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM5RBT
The original bridge was constructed in the 1880s in a through truss design, the original Laredo International Foot Bridge was destroyed April 28, 1905 by flood resulting from a hurricane. It was repaired and again totally destroyed by flood on September 3, 1932. The city of Laredo and the Mexican government rebuilt the bridge to accommodate vehicles in 1932, surviving 22 years before it was destroyed again by flood in 1954. The current bridge was constructed in 1954 and operational in 1956 has survived flooding with no damage and remains operational. The city of Laredo purchased the American side of the international bridge for $695,000 in 1946 from a private owner.
Type Of Crossing: Country
Where is the border located?: Not listed
Welcome Center/Facilities: Not listed
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