Rio Grande City–Camargo International Bridge
|Begins||Rio Grande City, Texas|
|Official name||Starr – Camargo Bridge|
|Owner||Starr Camargo Bridge Company|
|Total length||591 feet|
|No. of lanes||2|
The Rio Grande City – Camargo International Bridge is an international bridge along the United States–Mexico border between the U.S. state of Texas and the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It is a crossing of the Rio Grande that connects the cities of Rio Grande City, Texas and Camargo, Tamaulipas. The bridge is also known as the Starr – Camargo Bridge and, in Spanish, Puente Camargo.
The two-lane steel girder bridge, which was completed and opened in 1966, is 591 feet (180 m) long. The bridge is owned and managed by the Starr Camargo Bridge Company based in Rio Grande City.
On the U.S. side, the crossing connects with Pete Diaz Avenue and Bridge Avenue, which provides access to U.S. Route 83. On the Mexican side the bridge connects with Carr Al Puente Internacional to Ciudad Camargo.
The bridge is used by car but also truck traffic (load restriction to 120,000 pounds (54,000 kg)).
The Rio Grande City Port of Entry is located at the Rio Grande City – Camargo International Bridge.
For much of the 20th century, a small ferry operation connected the cities of Camargo and Rio Grande City. Finally in 1966, a bridge was built by the Starr Camargo Bridge Company. and a new border inspection station was built at that time. The station was upgraded in 2000.
- "Rio Grande City-Camargo Bridge". Texas Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
- Transportation Planning and Programming Division (2014). Texas County Mapbook (PDF) (Map) (2014 ed.). 1:120,000. Texas Department of Transportation. p. 321. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
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