Plans Scrapped for Border Bridge

Plans Scrapped for Border Bridge

POSTED: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 9:35pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:15pm

El Paso - - Area planners have reversed themselves.  A new bridge on the U.S./Mexico border is no longer an option.

A bridge task force called a public hearing in the Lower Valley Wednesday night to explain its stand on the issue.

An initial proposal called for a new bridge in the Riverside area.

The whole idea was to reduce long wait times at the border.

Now, planners want to concentrate on cutting wait times at existing bridges.

One El Pasoan told NewsChannel 9 a new bridge is a waste of money...

"They wanna put something somewhere else, waste a lot of money, and feel like they're justifying their jobs and the bottom line to all this right here is that we don't have the money."

With increased inspections and traffic, wait times at the international bridges have only gotten longer.

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I just assume close all bridges and keep Juarez out.

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