World Trade Bridge Reopened on Memorial Day

U.S. and Mexican customs authorities fully restored operations at the World Trade Bridge border crossing in Laredo, Texas, on Monday, May 29th,  American Shipper reports.
As we reported earlier, the agencies closed the bridge due to power outages, flooding and structural damage from heavy rains and high winds Sunday afternoon, May 21.  Customs authorities immediately redirected World Trade Bridge traffic to the nearby Colombia Solidarity International Bridge, which resulted in backups of trucked freight.  On Thursday, May 25, U.S. Customs re-established processing of Free and Secure Trade (FAST) shipments at the World Trade Bridge, with the exception of medical and perishable merchandise. The agency said it’s “working in coordination with partner government agencies to bring online the capability to process these commodities in the near future.”