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Los Tomates International Bridge

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Los Tomates International Bridge

Elevation from the river

Photo taken by thisissouthtexas.wordpress.com in April 2010

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BH Photo #418071

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Description 

The Los Tomates International Bridge is one of several bridges over the Rio Grande River connecting Texas to Mexico.

The Los Tomates Bridge is open to all traffic with no weight limit or height restrictions, however a passport is required to cross the bridge (checkpoints are present on both sides). This is unusual compared to other Rio Grande International Bridges, many of which are tolled, where passport checks are only present at the toll booths.

The Los Tomates Bridge is also one of the few free international crossings.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Rio Grande on TX-83
Location
Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
Status
Open; passport required
History
Built 1999
Design
Concrete stringer bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 4,024.1 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 51.2 ft.
Also called
Veterans Memorial Bridge at Los Tomates
Approximate latitude, longitude
+25.88347, -97.47639   (decimal degrees)
25°53'00" N, 97°28'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/652640/2863665 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
15,200
Inventory numers
TXNBI 210310C00302001 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 80412 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Added category "Rio Grande"
  • February 14, 2018: New photo from Amanda
  • February 13, 2018: Updated by Amanda: Import NBI, expand description

Sources 

  • Amanda