Autopista Mexico-Tuxpan

Mexico-Tuxpan Highway, a marvel of engineering

Autopista Mexico-Tuxpan (Mexico 132D) is another great engineer achievement. This highway was under construction for over 30 years, due scandals of corruption, not enough funds and the challenge of the rugged mountains of the Sierra Madre Oriental.

This highway faced many delays along his long history since the 80's. Finally opened to traffic in 2015, this highway links Mexico City to its shortest distance port, Tuxpan to the gulf. The highway has 12 tunnels and 60 bridges, one of the bridges, San Marcos bridge, it’s one of the highest bridges in Americas, only surpassed by Baluarte bridge and next to El Carrizo bridge in the Durango-Mazatlán highway. It offers great views of Sierra Madre Mountains and canyons, with different biomes such as tropical rain forest, pine forest and semi-desert valleys close to Mexico City.

A huge tourist attraction among this highway it’s Teotihucán which this highway pass next to it and it’s frequently used by tourist that goes to Mexico City from Teotihuacán.
Road suggested by: Eblem Torres

 

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