New Mexicans established many of the pueblos of Paso del Norte in about 1680 and 1681. (Read summary here.) The Paso region straddles parts of New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua. The river serves as a border; it shifts, wanders and meanders.
Above, a section of Paso del Norte (map courtesy of the Mapoteca Manuel Orozco y Berra)
Photos of Paso del Norte, including one of the bridges over an acequia. Click photos to enlarge. (Photos courtesy of the U.S. Library of Congress)