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This is a list of all 7 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Rio Grande. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. 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 crossings.
1924 Otowi
Otowi, New Mexico, USA (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:143
Structurae ID:0000958
O'Donnell ID:955
References:GBD
Principals:James A. French
Use:Vehicular
Status:Extant (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:174f
Deck width:10f
Notes
  • Bypassed, 1948.
Photo by Eric Sakowski Photo by David Denenberg
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)
El Paso, Texas, USA (Rio Grande)
Bridgemeister ID:1562
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Narrow long footbridge circa early 1900's. Northern Arizona University's Cline Libary Digital Archives call number AHS.0003.00080 shows the best photograph I've ever seen of this bridge.
Glenwoody
Pilar, New Mexico, USA (Rio Grande - Rio Grande Gorge State Park vicinity)
Bridgemeister ID:300
O'Donnell ID:953
Coordinates:N 36.2467 W 105.825
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2003)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:165f
Photo courtesy of Eileen O'Grady Photo by Eric Sakowski

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