May 25, 2017 Laredo World Trade Bridge Damage A massive storm is responsible for structural damage to the Laredo World Trade Bridge between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico – a key commercial border crossing between the US and Mexico. The storm registered winds as high as 80 mph, led to power outages and flooding, and caused structural damage a long a 6-mile path, including at the World Trade Bridge according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The bridge has been closed and all traffic is being re-directed to Colombia Solidarity Bridge. Expect delays on freight crossing into Mexico, strains on northbound capacity, and the possibility of additional fees. Response/Contingency Efforts Underway: Clear debris from the Laredo World Trade Bridge in order to establish a dedicated lane for southbound, empty commercial trucks to cross into Mexico. Alleviate delays at the Colombia Solidarity Bridge by adjusting security procedures, opening additional lanes, and extending operating hours. Suspend the tolls at Columbia road to IH 35 effective immediately until further notice Odyssey will continue to monitor conditions and report updates as additional information is made available.