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The Transportation Planning and Programming (TPP) Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintains a point spatial dataset of bridge and border crossings that connect Texas with the Mexican States of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. This dataset includes bridges, dam crossings and a ferry. The majority of these facilities are open and tolled, however some are not tolled or closed and others are proposed or may be currently under construction. The dataset spans the Texas-Mexico border, from the City of El Paso, Texas southeast to the City of Brownsville, Texas which expands over 1,200 miles. This dataset is based on the Texas-Mexico Border Crossings Study - Crossings which is available to the public on TxDOT's website: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/statewide/border-crossing/crossings.html The main source for this study is the report, "Texas-Mexico International Bridges and Border Crossings: Existing and Proposed, published by TxDOT", which is also available to the public on TxDOT's website: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/forms-publications/publications/international-relations.html The dataset published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics produces a similar dataset, but does not include proposed and closed border crossings and Lake Amistad Dam which may have not reopened when BTS last reported on border crossings. Border crossing naming convention is very different between the 2 datasets and the attribute tables are very different as well.

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • CROSS_NM
    Text
    {"value"=>"Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"World Trade Bridge", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"West Rail Bridge", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Weslaco-Progreso International Bridge ", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Tornillo-Guadalupe International Bridge", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Roma-Ciudad Miguel Aleman Bridge", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Rio Grande City Camargo Bridge", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Presidio Railroad Bridge (Proposed)", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Presidio Bridge", "count"=>1} ()
  • RPT_STAT
    Text
    {"value"=>"Y", "count"=>29} (), {"value"=>"N", "count"=>1} ()
  • CRS_TYPE
    Text
    {"value"=>"Toll Bridge", "count"=>22} (), {"value"=>"Bridge", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"Railroad Bridge", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Dam Bridge", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Toll Ferry", "count"=>1} ()
  • OWNER
    Text
    {"value"=>"IBWC", "count"=>4} (), {"value"=>"City of Laredo", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"City of El Paso", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"State of Texas", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"City of Eagle Pass", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Union Pacific", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Starr-Comargo Bridge Company", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Starr County", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Reyna Family", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"El Paso County", "count"=>1} ()
  • OPRTR
    Text
    {"value"=>"Laredo Bridge System", "count"=>4} (), {"value"=>"USCBP", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"City of El Paso", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"USCBP\r\n", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"TxDOT", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"City of Eagle Pass", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Cameron County International Bridge System", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"Union Pacific", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Starr-Comargo Bridge Company", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Starr County", "count"=>1} ()
  • JURIS_TYPE
    Text
    {"value"=>"City", "count"=>13} (), {"value"=>"Private", "count"=>5} (), {"value"=>"Federal", "count"=>4} (), {"value"=>"County", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"State", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"City/County", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"County/City", "count"=>1} ()
  • PED
    Number
    {"value"=>"Yes", "count"=>19, "code"=>1} ()
  • VEH_COML
    Number
    {"value"=>"Yes", "count"=>18, "code"=>1} ()
  • VEH_CAR
    Number
    {"value"=>"Yes", "count"=>26, "code"=>1} ()
  • RR_BRDGE
    Number
    {"value"=>"Yes", "count"=>3, "code"=>1} ()

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