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January 21, 2014

Mexico starts work on its half of border bridge to West Texas

  • The U.S. started work 18 months ago on its part of what will be the largest port of entry.
    Associated Press

    TORNILLO, Texas — Construction workers, cranes and front-loaders have rolled into a long-empty site on the southern side of the Rio Grande River, as Mexico starts work on its part of a border bridge project between West Texas and the state of Chihuahua.

    Construction of the Tornillo bridge and port of entry, aimed at relieving congested cargo traffic lanes between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a major manufacturing center, started on the U.S. side eighteen months ago. The U.S. portion of the 117-acre project is expected to cost $96 million.

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