Dallas Morning News, 1/11/10
Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the U.S. trade representative have inaugurated a new bridge on the U.S.-Mexico border, the first new land port of entry on the southern U.S. border in 10 years.
Travelers began moving across the Anzalduas International Bridge between Mission, Texas, and Reynosa on Dec. 15, but it was officially dedicated Monday — an opening ceremony that, paradoxically, forced it to close briefly. Helicopters circled overhead, local and federal law enforcement were out in force on both sides of the bridge and all attendees passed through metal detectors.
“It’s the bridges that unite the people and elevate the competitiveness of economies,” Calderon said.