Eagle Pass–Piedras Negras International Bridge

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Eagle Pass – Piedras Negras International Bridge

Puente Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass International Bridge IMG 0267.JPG
The American side of the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge
Coordinates 28°42′20″N 100°30′43″W / 28.70556°N 100.51194°W / 28.70556; -100.51194Coordinates: 28°42′20″N 100°30′43″W / 28.70556°N 100.51194°W / 28.70556; -100.51194
Carries Fed. 57/ US 57
CrossesRio Grande
LocaleEagle Pass, Texas
Official nameEagle Pass Bridge 1
Named forEagle Pass
OwnerPort of Eagle Pass
Maintained byPort of Eagle Pass
Characteristics
Total length1,855 feet
Width2 lanes
History
Opened1927
Rebuilt1954

The Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge is an international bridge which crosses the Rio Grande connecting the United States-Mexico border cities of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila. The bridge is also known as "Eagle Pass Bridge 1" and "Puente Piedras Negras-Eagle Pass".[1] The road continues into Eagle Pass as U.S. Route 57, and Piedras Negras as Mexican Federal Highway 57

Description[edit]

The American side of the Eagle Pass-Piedras Negras International Bridge is currently owned by the Port of Eagle Pass, which also manages it. The bridge was originally constructed in 1927 and reconstructed in 1954, after the original bridge was destroyed by a flood, the bridge was reinforced in 1985. The bridge is two lanes wide and 1,855 feet (565 m) long.[1]

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Coordinates: 28°42′20″N 100°30′43″W / 28.70556°N 100.51194°W / 28.70556; -100.51194