Bridge of the Americas

The Bridge of the Americas is located in El Paso, Texas, at 3600 E. Paisano. Passenger vehicle lanes are open 24 hours, seven days a week. Commercial vehicle lanes are in operation from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays. It consists of four structures, approximately 506 feet in length. Each direction of travel has four lanes for non-commercial vehicle traffic, two lanes for commercial truck traffic, and sidewalk for pedestrians, one for northbound and one for southbound. The Bridge of the Americas is owned by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) in both U.S. and Mexico. The facility was completed in 1967 and renovated in 1992.

The Bridge of the Americas has a maximum of six commercial lanes, fourteen personal vehicle lanes, and four pedestrian lanes to process border crossers. The bridge has a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lane to expedite the crossing of commercial trucks northbound and Ready Lanes to process RFID-enabled documents for personal vehicles. For southbound traffic Bridge of the Americas LPOE has a maximum of two commercial lanes, and four personal vehicle lanes.

Current Wait Times

To United States
traffic lane minutes open lanes
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N/A
N/A
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Fast
N/A
N/A
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20 minutes
1 open lane
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Readylane
20 minutes
2 open lanes
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0 minutes
2 open lanes
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Readylane
N/A
N/A

Wait time sources: Texas A&M Transportation Institute BCIS for cargo trucks actual delay crossing time; CBP Border Wait Times for personal vehicles, pedestrians, and open lanes.

Southbound Toll Rate by Border Crossing

Toll Free!

For northbound crossing tolls (from Mexico to the U.S.), please visit the Fideicomiso website.

Southbound Toll Rate by Border Crossing

Toll Free!

For northbound crossing tolls (from Mexico to the U.S.), please visit the Fideicomiso website.
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Borderplex Alliance
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Juarez Municipality
Asociación de Maquiladoras
El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization
U.S. House of Representatives
Texas Department of Transportation
City of El Paso
El Paso International Bridges
FIDE Puentes
Texas A&M Transportation Institute