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Post by jackv on Fri May 26, 2017 9:42 am


I'm driving into MX next month, and am currently planning the route/stops. I'll be crossing at Laredo, and I see that the wait times at the Columbia bridge are essentially non-existent for passenger cars. Is there some compelling reason more people don't use that bridge instead of Bridge 2? I read that you can get vehicle import permits there, so that can't be the reason. (I'll be bringing 2 dogs across, though it's my understanding all border crossings permit properly documented animals.)

Anyone have any experience/explanation? What am I missing?

Gracias.

- Jack

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Post by Gamina on Fri May 26, 2017 9:51 am

Columbia is 20 miles up the river so some people don't want to go that far out of their way to cross that bridge. Only thing that comes to mind.
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Post by conejorapido on Fri May 26, 2017 3:59 pm

By the far the quickest crossing. Never a line up.

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Post by jackv on Fri May 26, 2017 4:09 pm

Thanks for the responses. I'd use that bridge but the person I'm driving down with is determined to make the Laredo/Ajijic run in one day, so we'll have to hit the border crossing well before Columbia's 8.00 opening :(


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Post by elgringo on Sat May 27, 2017 5:59 am

Making Ajijic in one day is easy with all the cuotas & bypasses open. Made the trip two weeks ago and made it in 9 hours
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Post by jackv on Sat May 27, 2017 1:57 pm

Only 9 hours from Laredo to Ajijic? Wow. Google Maps tells me it's 11 hours. What's your secret? :)

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Post by elgringo on Sat May 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Set the cruise on 100 mph, only stop for gas. Google maps is way behind on times. The new cuota around SLP saves an hour and is not shown on google maps
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Post by jackv on Sun May 28, 2017 9:21 am

100mph! Autobahn speed :) Alas, I'll be travelling with a friend who gets uncomfortable when the speedometer gets much above 65....

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