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Good Neighbor Bridge (Stanton Street Bridge)

El Paso, Texas

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Location Detail
Location Detail
Good Neighbor Bridge
Good Neighbor Bridge

Description

This crossing is a five-lane bridge. Four lanes are for southbound traffic only, while the fifth lane is a northbound, dedicated commuter lane. A dedicated commuter lane is for frequent border-crossers who have passed a background check and inspection. No commercial traffic is allowed.

The 880-foot-long bridge was rebuilt in 1967 as part of the Chamizal Treaty.

The crossing is also known locally as Stanton Street Bridge, Friendship Bridge, Puente Rio Bravo and Puente Ciudad Juárez-Stanton El Paso.

More information is available from the City of El Paso.

Identified Needs

Southbound traffic is heavy and can back up all the way to Paisano Street, especially during peak hours. Pedestrian traffic is also high at this bridge, causing a dangerous mix of vehicular and pedestrian traffic during peak hours. Identified needs include a better flow of traffic in the approach to the bridge and more traffic lights in the area.

Recommendations

At the end of the study, improvements will be recommended based upon identified needs of the border crossings. If you would like to comment on the study, please email us.