Posted: Jun 3, 2013 2:05 AM by Associated Press
TORNILLO, Texas (AP) - On the U.S.-Mexico border, construction workers are completing a bridge over the Rio Grande. But the six-lane span abruptly ends 30 feet above the river.
By June, this was supposed to be the site of a massive new customs-and-immigration facility that would provide a fourth international border crossing to handle U.S.-bound commercial traffic from Ciudad Juarez, one of North America's biggest manufacturing hubs.
Planners had hoped the $96 million project would attract manufacturing plants and long lines of cargo trucks that currently use two congested crossings between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso.
But nearly two years after a ceremonial groundbreaking, not a shovel of dirt has been moved south of the border because the Mexican government has not allocated any money for its share of the work.
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