Los Indios bridge re-opens after shutdown

After nearly two days of being shut down, the International Free Trade Bridge at Los Indios has resumed operations, county officials say.

The border bridge, which is becoming increasingly important as a commercial truck transit site between the United States and Mexico, was closed Wednesday afternoon due to “the winter weather conditions and unpredictable situation,” county officials said at the time.

“We will continue to consult with CBP and monitor bridge operations and close any international bridge should power outages and lack of running water re-occur due to the unpredictable winter weather conditions in our county,” County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. said Friday.

The economic losses from the power outages and travel and work disruptions caused by the weather-related disaster in Texas are still being calculated.

The disruption of truck traffic across the Los Indios crossing point, as well as other international bridges, will no doubt be a contributor to those losses.

rkelley@valleystar.com