Fort Hancock Port of Entry

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Fort Hancock Port of Entry
Fort hancock construction 2003.jpg
Fort Hancock Port of Entry during construction in 2003
CountryUnited States
Location828 South HWY 1088, Fort Hancock, Texas 79839
(Fort Hancock–El Porvenir International Bridge)
Coordinates31°16′29″N 105°51′13″W / 31.274727°N 105.85355°W / 31.274727; -105.85355Coordinates: 31°16′29″N 105°51′13″W / 31.274727°N 105.85355°W / 31.274727; -105.85355
Phone(915) 769-3886
Hours6:00 AM-10:00 PM
Exit PortEl Porvenir
Annual crossingsNot published
Official website

The Fort Hancock Port of Entry is located at the Fort Hancock – El Porvenir International Bridge. It was established when the first bridge was built by the International Boundary and Water Commission in 1936.[1]

Fort Hancock Texas old border inspection station, as seen in 2001

The original port facility, built in 1936, was replaced in 1955. In 2003, the General Services Administration replaced it with a new border inspection facility. Commercial vehicles are not permitted to enter the United States via the Fort Hancock Port of Entry.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption, Tim Robbins' character flees the United States via the Fort Hancock - El Porvenir border crossing.


  1. ^ "Fort Hancock-El Porvenir Bridge". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 26 July 2012.

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