Pharr International Bridge
We Get You Here Faster
The Pharr International Bridge currently boasts the largest amount of traffic traveling from the United States to Mexico and vice versa. The bridge currently provides ease of access to both nations for commercial drivers as well as citizens by connecting U.S. Highway 281 to the Mexican city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Though commercial traffic on the bridge has increased dramatically within the last decade, the bridge’s four lanes of traffic easily accommodate the 1,600 to 1,800 commercial vehicles that cross it daily with an average wait time of only 40 minutes. Other locations with roadways leading to the bridge include:
- Laredo, Texas to Reynosa
- San Luis Potosi to Reynosa
- Monterrey, Nuevo Leon to Reynosa
- Matamoros, Tamaulipas to Reynosa
The fact that Pharr, Texas is one of the fastest growing urban economies in the United States coupled with Reynosa being an industrialized powerhouse south of the border serves to show the international community that the Pharr International Bridge is the capital of economic and industrialized growth through the transportation of produce and other goods to and from both nations.
Longest Bridge, Shortest Wait
The Pharr International Bridge currently and proudly holds the title of being the longest bridge (3.2 mi). Despite this, the checkpoint provides the shortest wait time for international crossings on the southwest border, averaging anywhere between 20 minutes to four hours for produce shipping vehicles and civilian transportation to pass through Mexican to U.S. Customs. This has been confirmed by the Texas Department of Transportation. Compared to another major bridge crossing in Nogales, AZ, produce that travels through Pharr from Sinaloa is 465 miles closer to the east coast and can save 18 hours of transport time per truck. This equals to thousands of dollars in savings for your operation.
Between 2000 and 2012, southbound truck crossings have nearly doubled from 260,344 to 470,716. In providing an idea for you as to how many commuters utilize the bridge to conduct business, on average:
- 1,500 to 1,800 produce trucks cross the bridge on a daily basis
- 10,000 trucks cross the bridge on weekly basis
Bridge to Success
The bridge’s strategic location, coupled with the services and economic prospective growth of the produce distribution center located nearby, gives anyone who takes their business through the Pharr International Bridge a great advantage. When you needs to cross the bridge in a timely and efficient manner, the Pharr International Bridge can be relied on to keep your operation moving.