My wife and I will be setting out on December 17th from St. Louis to Monterrey. A friend of ours is going to drive us in his van. We want to take the Columbia-Solidarity International Bridge Crossing, but for the life of me, I cannot find it on MapQuest. We will be heading down 35 toward Laredo. Someone posted a map on Google Images of the crossing, Colombia?Solidarity International Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But when I compared the map to MapQuest
some really strange things began to happen. For example, according to the map, Loop 20 west of 35 turns into exactly that, a loop that goes nowhere. But according to the map, it continues south and becomes Mexico 2.
So, I thought I better go to you guys to please ask your help with directions. According to the Google map, I should exit off of 35, onto Route 255 Westbound, and that will take me straight to the bridge. Is this correct? Please, the last
thing I want is to get lost in the dangerous border areas. So, if you know how to get to the International Bridge from 35, please tell me on this forum or write to me personally.
Also, our friend who is driving us is only going to spend his two-week Christmas vacation in Mexico and then drive back. We know that he will need Mexican car insurance, but will he need to get some kind of permit at the Border Crossing?
Does the Border Crossing happen before
the International Bridge or after
Many thanks for your time and assistance in this regard.