Fifth Bridge not a reality for "the next decade"
It's been 6 years since the fight began between the County and the City over who would build International Bridge number five. Recently both learned that their proposals had been denied, and tonight, City Council held a special meeting to figure out where to go from here.
As Concetta Callahan reports, the City, County, and Mexican government would all like to come together to keep this project alive, but Mexico has failed to commit. Not only does the City still not have the Mexican government's commitment to the project, the federal government has yet to commit, fearing it will be money spent to only lose more money. Recent news from Washington stated both the County and the City's applications to build bridge number five were too old. In the meantime, the City has been in negotiations with Mexico to keep this project alive.
Council member Mike Garza says they're not willing to commit to building another bridge that could potentially perform like Laredo's current international bridges.
"The reality is that more than likely this thing ain't gonna be built for the next decade" says Garza.