World Trade International Bridge

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World Trade International Bridge
The World Trade International Bridge is one of 4 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 Secretarí­a de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Mexico's federal Secretariat of Communication and Transportation). It is also known as Laredo International Bridge 4.

The World Trade International Bridge's construction started on September 30, 1998, and the bridge was completed on April 15, 2000. The international bridge was named in honor of a free World Trade market, because international trade is one of the key components to the Laredo / Nuevo Laredo economies. The World Trade International Bridge was built to alleviate traffic congestion in Interstate Highway 35 south through Laredo, Texas since most commercial traffic could only cross through the one lane dedicated to commercial vehicles at Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge or the further north Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge in Nuevo Leon. The World Trade International Bridge its bridge #3 in Nuevo Laredo, because the #3 in Laredo, Tx its on Colombia Nuevo Leon

The World Trade International Bridge is an eight-lane bridge. The bridge is 977 feet (298 m) long and 262 feet (80 m) wide. The international bridge is for commercial traffic only. The bridge is also known as Laredo North, Bridge 4, Laredo IV, Puente Internacional Nuevo Laredo III and Puente del Comercio Mundial Nuevo Laredo III.

Future plans
The City of Laredo has been talking to the Mexican Government about expanding the World Trade International Bridge by adding nine more lanes by 2012, in order to cut down delays of the movement of goods.

This bridge is located in the Northwestern Loop 20 termini in Laredo, Texas and in north Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas at the Mexican Federal Highway 85D termini. Hours of Operation 24 hours Monday-Friday 8AM - 4PM Saturday 10AM - 2PM Sunday All times Central Time Zone


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