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Fort Hancock, Texas

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Location Detail
Location Detail
Fort Hancock-El Porvenir Bridge
Fort Hancock-El Porvenir Bridge


This narrow, two-lane bridge is only used by passenger vehicles. The bridge was constructed in 1936 by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The old border station was constructed in 1955, and the new border station was completed in 2003 and is owned by the U.S. General Services Administration.

The crossing is also known locally as Puente El Porvenir.

Identified Needs

This bridge receives a daily average of 800 to 1,000 passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicles are not allowed to cross at this port of entry. Identified needs include better signage within the study area.


At the end of the study, improvements will be recommended based upon identified needs of the border crossings. If you would like to comment on the study, please email us.