Los Tomates International Bridge
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.
- Concrete stringer bridge over Rio Grande on TX-83
- Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
- Open; passport required
- Built 1999
- Concrete stringer bridge
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)
- 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
- 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