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This is a list of all 9 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Mexico. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1894 Arcediano
Guadalajara vicinity, Mexico
Bridgemeister ID:2492
Coordinates:N 20.73751 W 103.28606
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
1900 Ojuela (Mapimi, Mampimi, Miampimi)
Mapimí, Torreon vicinity, Durango, Mexico
Bridgemeister ID:1043
Structurae ID:0008133
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Santiago Minguín, William Hildenbrand?, Henry G. Tyrell
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~300m
Notes
  • Misspelled on every long span bridge list I've ever seen, this 300-meter narrow footbridge is located at Mapimí, Mexico.
  • AAJ notes this bridge as having a 10-foot wide roadway and having been built by William Hildenbrand. The present-day bridge's deck measures only 1.8 meters and is restricted to foot traffic. In HBE, Tyrell takes credit for the design of the bridge and also notes the 10-foot roadway (though, HBE was probably a source for AAJ).
Photo by Fernando Gomez
1926 Hidalgo-Reynosa International
Hidalgo, Texas, USA and Reynosa, Mexico (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:146
References:AAJ, AUB, HAERTX98, PTS2
Principals:Austin Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1960's
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:450f
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1933. Rebuilt, 1934. Cables failed, 1939. Rebuilt.
1928 (suspension bridge)
Rio Rico, Mexico and Mercedes, Texas, USA (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:1077
References:HAERTX98, PTS2
Status:Destroyed, 1941
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:260f
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood 1941.
1928 Roma-Miguel Alemán International (Roma-San Pedro International)
Roma, Texas, USA and Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Mexico (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:157
Structurae ID:0005556
References:HAERTX98, PTS2
Principals:George Cole, Starr County Bridge Co., Compañía del Puente de San Pedro de Roma
Use:Vehicular
Status:Closed, 1979
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:192m
Deck width:6.9m
Notes
  • Closed. Scheduled to be restored as pedestrian crossing.
1928 Zapata
Zapata, Texas, USA and Ciudad Guerrero, Mexico (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:1445
References:HAERTX98, PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Inundated, 1953
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:165m
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Inundated during creation of Falcon Reservoir.
Image courtesy of Stephen Taylor and Zapata Historical Society Image courtesy of Stephen Taylor and TXDOT
(footbridge)
La Antigua, Mexico (Rio La Antigua)
Bridgemeister ID:2438
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Large, long footbridge.
(suspension bridge)
Madera, Mexico (Sirupa River - Huapoca Canyon)
Bridgemeister ID:291
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo courtesy of www.great-adventures.com
(suspension bridge)
San Cristobal vicinity, Chiapas, Mexico (Sumidero Canyon)
Bridgemeister ID:1443
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2004, as pipeline bridge only)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This bridge is adjacent to the large deck arch bridge that carries the Pan-American Highway across Sumidero Canyon. It appears to have originally been a vehicular suspension bridge, but now only has one cable carrying a small pipeline. No road or pedestrian deck remains.

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