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Mission Statement:

To provide safe, convenient, efficient and reliable cross border mobility at an appropriate cost, while facilitating international commerce.


About the bridges:

The City of El Paso International Bridges Department manages three of the region's international ports of entry- the Paso Del Norte, Stanton and Zaragoza. The border crossings connect El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, the world's largest international border metroplex.

The U.S. sides of these ports of entry are owned by the City of El Paso and they operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 2011, more than 3.6 million passenger vehicles, 4.2 million pedestrians and 300,000 commercial vehicles crossed into Ciudad Juárez through the three bridges.

Important Information for Travelers


Please visit GetYouHome.gov for important travel information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP developed this site to disseminate critical information to travelers planning to enter or exit the United States.


Ready Lane information comprises a key section of the site. Ready Lanes are dedicated vehicle processing lanes for travelers using Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled documents. Travelers properly using RFID-enabled documents may experience expedited border crossing and shorter wait times. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

ENHANCED INSPECTION SERVICES

Effective January 26, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through an agreement with the City of El Paso will provide enhanced inspection services to better facilitate trade and travel and reduce border wait times. The agreement allows CBP to provide additional staffing to open all lanes during designated holidays and peak travel periods. 

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TUNE INTO AM 530
FOR BORDER CROSSING INFORMATION


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a pilot AM radio broadcast system designed to better inform the border crossing public. CBP has installed AM radio frequency transmitters at the Ysleta port of entry in order to communicate important border crossing information to travelers.

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Ports of entry

The Paso del Norte Bridge also known as the “Santa Fe Street Bridge” is located at 1000 S. El Paso Street. It was originally built in the 1800s and has since been rebuilt. (click to expand/collapse)

The Stanton Street Bridge, located at 1001 S. Stanton, was constructed in the 1800s. It is known as the “Good Neighbor Bridge” and is also referred to as the “Friendship Bridge.” (click to expand/collapse)

The Ysleta Bridge, also commonly known as the "Zaragoza Bridge," is located at 791 S. Zaragoza. This bridge was originally constructed in 1938. It has since been rebuilt and undergone renovations. (click to expand/collapse)
 

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