Rio Bravo Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A relatively old, major street in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The street runs east-west through Albuquerque's old farming neighborhoods of the South Valley. It starts in the east at the intersection of Interstate 25, crosses the Rio Grande River, and officially ends at Coors Boulevard in the west, at which point its name changes to Dennis Chaves Boulevard, a road that continues further into the southwestern outskirts of the city, ending in the junction with Atrisco Vista Boulevard. The name Rio Bravo is the Mexican name for the Rio Grande River, which runs through the state of New Mexico, including the city of Albuquerque, and into the Gulf of Mexico. In Spanish, "grande" means big and "bravo" means brave or fierce.

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Roberto E. Rosales, "A descanso, or roadside memorial, near the I-25 and Rio Bravo Boulevard interchange," Albuquerque Journal.

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