International Bridges

International 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.

The mission of the International Bridges Department is to provide cross-border mobility and on-street parking services to residents, businesses, and visitors so that they can participate in the vitality of the greater Paso Del Norte region.

Ports of Entry

The Paso del Norte Bridge 

The Paso del Norte BridgeAlso 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. 

The Stanton Street Bridge

The Stanton Street BridgeLocated 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.”

It has four lanes, three for southbound passenger vehicle traffic and one for a SENTRI or Dedicated Commuter Lane (DCL). 

The Stanton bridge is also used as a pedestrian crossing into Ciudad Juárez. Buses also use the Stanton bridge for southbound travel.

The Ysleta Bridge

The Ysleta BridgeAlso 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. 

The most recent renovations were completed in 1990, when it was converted into two bridges. One bridge serves commercial vehicle traffic and the other is designated for passenger vehicle traffic and pedestrians.

The passenger vehicle bridge has five lanes; 2 southbound lanes, 2 northbound lanes and 1 SENTRI or dedicated commuter lane (DCL). The commercial bridge has currently four lanes, two southbound, one northbound and one northbound FAST (Free and Secure Trade) lane. Plans are underway to increase the number of lanes without increasing the bridge width. The redesign will allow the commercial bridge to accommodate two southbound lanes, two northbound lanes and one dedicated FAST lane.

Lanes Open

Enhanced Inspection Services

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through an agreement with the City of El Paso has been providing enhanced inspection services since January 26, 2014, 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.

Paso Del Norte (Pdn) Port Of Entry

Pedestrian Lanes

Mondays:Seven (7) Pedestrian Lanes Open

Non-commercial Vehicle Lanes

(Lanes For Privately-owned Vehicles For Personal Use)

Saturdays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

Sundays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

Ysleta Port Of Entry (Also Known As Zaragoza)

Non-commercial Vehicle Lanes

(Lanes For Privately-owned Vehicles For Personal Use)

Saturdays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

Sundays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

Commercial Lanes

Wednesdays:One (1) Extra Lane Open

Fridays:One (1) Extra Lane Open

Saturdays:One (1) Extra Lane Open