New international bridge opens

December 15, 2009 10:34:26 AM PST
A new international bridge linking south Texas and Mexico has opened, becoming the first new land port of entry on the southern U.S. border in 10 years. The Anzalduas International Bridge began processing travelers between Mission and Reynosa, Mexico at 6 a.m. CST Tuesday. The new route, three miles west of the existing Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, bypasses downtown Reynosa, Mexico, and is expected to cut about 30 minutes off the drive to Monterrey, Mexico.

The bridge is 3.2 miles long between the U.S. and Mexican ports of entry. It is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to non-commercial traffic.