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World Trade Bridge
This eight-lane bridge is for commercial vehicles only. It is 977 feet long. Construction began on September 30, 1998, and the bridge opened on April 15, 2000. That same day, the border station (USBS World Trade) also became operational. The City of Laredo owns the border station, and the U.S. General Services Administration leases the facilities.
The crossing is also known locally as Laredo North, Bridge 4, Laredo IV, Puente Internacional Nuevo Laredo III and Puente del Comercio Mundial Nuevo Laredo III.
More information is available from the City of Laredo.
The bridge receives a consistently high volume of truck traffic throughout the day (as opposed to only during peak hours). About 1.3 million trucks travel southbound through this port of entry per year, while about 1.1 million trucks travel northbound. Identified needs include traffic signal phasing and synchronization, as well as improvements to the flow of truck traffic upon entering and exiting the port of entry.
At the end of the study, improvements will be recommended based upon identified needs of the border crossings. If you would like to comment on the study, please email us.