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Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1920
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Truss bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • Rio Grande
Coordinates: 27° 29' 54.00" N    99° 30' 59.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

width 5.5 m
length 389 m

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge is the only railway international bridge that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border between the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. It is owned and operated by Texas Mexican Railway (KCS) and Kansas City Southern de México. It is also known as the Laredo International Railway Bridge and Puente Negro (The Black Bridge).

History

On January 1, 2005, Kansas City Southern (KCS) took control of The Texas Mexican Railway Company and the U.S. portion of the International Bridge in Laredo, Texas. The railroad is a vital link in KCS's rail network, connecting The KCS and TFM, S.A. de C.V.

Location

On the U.S. side the Bridge is located in the western termini of the Texas-Mexican Railway in Laredo, Texas. In Mexico it is located in the northern termini of the Kansas City Southern Railway in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

Future

When the Laredo International Railway Bridge 2 is completed the Texas-Mexican Railway International Bridge will be converted to either a northbound express lane for trailers and buses, or a railroad track for passenger trains.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge" and modified on 23 July 2019 under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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Participants

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20049066
  • Published on:
    20/11/2009
  • Last updated on:
    05/02/2016