The Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge
is one of four vehicular international bridges located in the cities of Laredo, Texas
, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
, that connect the United States
over the Rio Grande
(Río Bravo). It is owned and operated by City of Laredo
and the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes
(Mexico's federal Secretariat of Communication and Transportation).
The Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge was named in honor of the Mexican President Benito Juárez
and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
for their beliefs in equality for all. It was built in 1976 to alleviate traffic on the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge
and to accommodate the fast growing cities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo.
The Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge is an eight-lane bridge with and is long and wide. The international bridge is for buses and non-commercial traffic only. The bridge is also known as Bridge Number Two, Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Bridge 2, Puente Juárez-Lincoln and Laredo II.
This bridge is located in the southern Interstate 35
termini east of downtown Laredo, Texas and on the northern termini of Luis Donaldo Colosio Loop
in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
. It operates 24 hours a day.