A former county judge comments on the story of the making of Bridge 5
News broke last week of potential first steps to make the 4/5 International Bridge a possibility in the area near Rio Bravo and El Cenizo. Although there is excitement about the project, a former local leader involved in a similar process years ago says finding the right channels and funding is the most important thing to do before such a project becomes a reality. a reality.
The bridge would be considered the 4/5 as it would be the fourth bridge in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas in the United States and the fifth in Laredo, Mexico. Danny Valdez, a former Webb County judge, once proposed building the bridge during his tenure as the county’s highest seat, but says funding and other legal issues have become major hurdles.