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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

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.

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.”

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

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.

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

  • 6 AM to 10 AM (Extended inspections currently provided by CBP)
  • 10 AM to Noon (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Non-commercial Vehicle Lanes

(Lanes For Privately-owned Vehicles For Personal Use)

Saturdays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

  • 10 AM to 2 PM (Extended inspections currently provided by CBP)
  • 2 PM to 6 PM (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Sundays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

  • 2 PM to 6 PM (Extended inspections currently provided by CBP)
  • 10 PM to Midnight (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

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

  • 10 AM to 2 PM (Extended inspections currently provided by CBP)
  • 2 PM to 6 PM (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Sundays:Six (6) Vehicle Lanes Open

  • 2 PM to 6 PM (Extended inspections currently provided by CBP)
  • 10 PM to Midnight (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Commercial Lanes

Wednesdays:One (1) Extra Lane Open

  • Noon to 2 PM (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Fridays:One (1) Extra Lane Open

  • Noon to 2 PM (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Saturdays:One (1) Extra Lane Open

  • Noon to 2 PM (Extended inspections funded by City of El Paso)

Juarez, (Spanish: Ciudad Juárez) is the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua and located in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert. Juarez borders El Paso, Texas and it's here that the Rio Grande River separates Mexico and United States borders.

Juarez is located in mainland Mexico and known to be the home to the Mexican vaquero (cowboy) culture. During the 1990's Juarez gained a reputation as a violent city and the perception hasn't shifted much. So, is Juarez safe to visit in 2019? The bottom line is yes, but there are a few things you need to know.

Juarez – El Paso History

It's impossible to talk about the history of Juarez, Mexico without also talking about the history of El Paso, Texas. As I mentioned above, the Rio Grande River separates the Mexico–United States border and there are many facts that are very interesting about how the two cities were formed and the role this river played in forming each town:

  1. Four decades before the Mayflower reached Plymouth Rock, a dozen missionaries led by a Franciscan friar and a Spanish army captain set out on horseback from a Chihuahua village, determined to find the river that was said to lie to the north.
  2. The expedition went on to find the Rio Grande (Spanish: Rio Bravo). They also found a low pass between the sharp peaks of the Franklin Mountains and the Mexican Sierras, a natural gateway to the north. This pass was later named El Paso del Norte by the missionaries who used it on their way to colonize Juarez and what is now the southwestern United States.
  3. For the next 100 years, the border-defining river, the Rio Grande would meander, flood and retreat.
  4. What we know as El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico were once two villages that sprung from a 17th-century settlement but not located in two countries.
  5. There was a border conflict over about 600 acres on the Mexico–United States border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. It was caused by a shift in the Rio Grande.
  6. In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo made the Rio Grande the boundary between Mexico and the United States and the two parts of town suddenly found themselves villages in different countries.
  7. In 1850, the historic name El Paso became the sole possession of the little railroad town on the north side of the river, located at the western tip of Texas.
  8. On September 16, 1888, El Paso del Norte was renamed Ciudad Juárez, in honor of Benito Juarez, Mexico's Indian Abraham Lincoln and leader of the liberal revolution.

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The city features several tourist attractions for the leisure traveler. The main attractions in Ciudad Juarez have a mystical charm, from archaeological sites, ecological parks and powdery-white sand dunes, to historical monuments and ancient buildings.


Elegant or casual restaurants, taverns, fast food places and street stands can be found throughout the city, all of them offering excellent quality food and service. Many restaurants prepare authentic Mexican specialties. However, other options include regional and international dishes.


Ciudad Juarez has a great variety of shops, thanks to the blend of cultures that mix along the border. From shopping malls to street stands, as well as boutiques, gift shops and handicrafts stores, Juarez has it all.

Mexico Travel Warning

LAST UPDATED: April 9, 2019

Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many area…

The Old Presidency dates back to the nineteenth century. Volcanic stones cover the adobe walls that protect their interiors. This building was a prison and served barricade troops to repel the ferocious attacks of the Apaches and protect travelers on El Camino Real. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the peace treaties were signed with the Indians in this building. The highest authority was the Captain of the Presidio, who was Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico. Paso del Norte was a village inhabited by people of the province. was in this building that the first city council of El Paso del Norte in which it was decided to join the State of Chihuahua and stop being part of New Mexico was held.

The Cathedral was also dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron of the cities, and and has been seat of the Bishop of the Diocese since 1957. Begun in 1941-45, it was rebuilt between 1975 and 1977 after it was destroyed by fire. The original façade and 100 ft. towers remain. The rest of the building was completely transformed in an austere and sober style. On the south side is the stained glass window representing “The Grace of God in the salvation of Mexico through the Virgin of Guadalupe”, as well as the miracle of the roses

This recreation center offers great entertainment along with its very own restaurant, “Bagre Vaquero.” Here visitors can fish their dinner and have it cooked to their liking. Enjoy swimming pools, family friendly recreation areas and private cabins.

This sea of sand is located 50 kilometers south of Juarez. The best known portion of the Samalayuca Dune Fields lie in and around the village of Samalayuca. These dune fields are the most noticeable because they lie across the much traveled north-south route between Chihuahua City and El Paso del Norte. This portion of the dunes is also the most dramatic, having high dune profiles shaped by the wind in the lee of Cerro de Samalayuca. Today the dune fields are becoming known for their tourist and recreational potential, and as a habitat for the many unique endemic species of plants and animals living in a rare ecosystem in the Samalayuca desert. The high silica content of the sands has also attracted industrial interest.

The Tumbleweed Interactive Space located in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, is one of the largest museums in Latin America; with over 120 interactive exhibits playful and combines science, technology, art and culture in one place, making it a unique and different. La Tumbleweed has 60% of its exhibitions specially designed to celebrate the richness of Ciudad Juarez and State of Chihuahua and its people. The themes addressed in this interactive space includes analysis of the natural and social environment to recognize the identity and diversity of the region and its two large geographic challenges: A desert and a border.

This was the first temple in the area, which still stands, and was built by the order of the Franciscans who began to evangelize the natives. On December 8, 1659 Fray Garcia de San Francisco founded the Mission of Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Meek Paso del Norte . The place came to take important since it became capital of the Kingdom of New Mexico , from 1681 to 1693.

Built in 1909, this monument is dedicated to the great Father of the Americas when then President Porfirio Diaz placed the first stone. One year later on September 16 just before the start of the revolution.

Mexico's Chamizal museum features the Cultures of the North Room with authentic artifacts from pre- Columbian Casas Grandes and a gallery with paintings and sculpture from well-known local and international artists.

The Juárez Museum of Art of the National Institute of Fine Arts, features Mexican art from different periods by local and internationally known artists.

Founded in 1982 this museum is home to historic fossils used by indigenous tribes.

Housed in the Old Customs House (Aduana Fronteriza), the Juárez City History Museum features permanent exhibits about the different periods of Mexican History, with emphasis on the Colonial period, the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution. Temporary exhibits cover a wide range of subjects, not limited to Mexico. There are extensive programs for secondary school students and movies from the golden age of Mexican cinema, as well as special events, concerts and puppet shows.

This park is one of the most popular attractions in Juarez. Visitors enjoy rides, mechanical games, and typical carnival food.

Explore several hanging bridges, four paintball fields, archery, rock climbing, rappelling, a botanical garden, camping areas, and so much more.

This location will certainly attract those interested in extreme sports. Visitors can participate in a variety of sports such as BMX, skateboarding, rollerskating, rappelling, and more.

This restaurant is certainly for meat lovers! Enjoy great Mexican cuts of beer, roast beef tacos, and more.

Frida's interior will delight any visitors. Combined with its unique decor and excellent traditional Mexican food, Frida's is a must see when in Juarez.

At Hacienda Montana visitors experience a combination of elegance and tradition , creating a unique and welcoming atmosphere. They specialize in serving up some of the areas best cuts of beef.

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