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Second International Bridge


July 12, 2017 

Acuna, Coah.- The mayor, Evaristo Lenin Pérez Rivera, reported that he will be accompanied by the mayor of Del Rio, Texas, Robert Garza, to the port of Mazatlán, to participate in the border crossing meeting, which is being convened by the Secretariat Of Public Relations, for the month of August. 
Acuña and Del Rio, Texas, will present the project for the authorization of the second international bridge, which will allow the South Texas and Coahuila state business competition to be depleted. 

He pointed out that they are being summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as international organizations and various agencies of the federal government, to present the projects for the authorization of border crossings, where the mayor, Assured that the project of the second international bridge for Acuña will have to be presented, which has already approved the location by both cities, which was presented in Mexico City. 

He said that it will not touch the current administration to see the start of construction of the second international bridge, but, it is responsible for working on large projects, which give the municipality the opportunity of greater competitiveness, noting that it will correspond to the next administration , Work in the negotiations, so he assured that he will go to the city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, to present a solid project, so that he does not lose track and thus avoid being out of budgets and resources Which are intended for the preparation of all technical projects, Seeking to integrate it into the binational Mexico-United States agenda. 

He said that fortunately on our border there is an increase in border crossings and said, that this is one of the arguments that must be justified so that in the next 5 years, can start with the construction of the second international bridge.



Invitation to Ports-to-Plains Southern Work Group Summit, San Angelo, TX, March 27th

The Ports to Plains Southern Work Group cordially

invites you to attend the

Southern Work Group Summit

March 27, 2014

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

(Lunch will be provided)

McNease Convention Center

500 Rio Concho Dr.

San Angelo, Texas

Overnight Accommodations: The discounted room block rate at the Clarion Hotel is currently $109.00/night+tax. There are limited numbers of rooms available in the Ports to Plains Work Group room block. The room block rate will expire on March 14th, 2014.

To book your reservation by phone: (325) 658-2828.


  • Report from Ports-to-Plains Alliance
  • Report from North American Strategy for Competitiveness
  • Energy and Environment
  • Trade Opportunities with Mexico
  • Southern Border Infrastructure
  • Building a Workforce Pipeline

Complete Agenda

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Bi-National Meeting for Second International Bridge Project between Del Rio and Acuña

Zocalo (Spanish)

November 6, 2013

While on one side, consulting firms hired by the governments of Texas and Coahuila presented the progress of the feasibility studies for the construction of the second international bridge. On the other hand, Coahuila deputies presented a point of agreement in Congress to urge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this project is included in the bilateral agenda with the United States.

This was stated by Secretary of Infrastructure in Coahuila, Francisco Navarro Saracho said during the meeting that the private sector with the mayors of Del Rio, Texas, Roberto Fernández and Acuña, Alberto Aguirre Villarreal, where he reported on the progress of the studies to ensure that the new border crossing would be built.  He highlighted that the governor of Coahuila, Rubén Moreira hired Felipe Ochoa and Associates, while the Government of Texas hired S & B Infrastructure.

On this occasion the meeting that was held in Del Rio, Texas, with the presence of Michael Reeves, president of the Ports to Plains Alliance, reported the progress of that corridor and its connections through Coahuila.


Del Rio, TX: City Council Approved Feasibility Study for Second International Bridge

DEL RIO, Texas  – City Council authorized City Manager Robert Eads to award the Feasibility Study for a Second International Bridge to the firm of S&B Infrastructure during the August 13 City Council Meeting.

The City of Del Rio and Val Verde County formed a partnership to study the feasibility of constructing a second international bridge to address future infrastructure needs for our region.  This partnership agreed to solicit statements of qualifications (SOQ’s) for the selection of a firm to provide the necessary professional and consulting services required to perform a comprehensive study. 

“The international border that connects Texas and Mexico is the hub of commerce, and provides immense opportunity for the 21st century.  Trade with Mexico is vital to our economy, a second international bridge will help to make our region a gateway to the future” commented Mayor Roberto Fernandez.

For more information about this project please contact the Public Information Office at (830)774-8638 or by email jrobinson@cityofdelrio.com.