Bridge of the Americas Land Port of Entry
Built in 1967, the BOTA LPOE is located on the international border separating El Paso, TX, and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX. This land port connects with the Mexican land port of “Cordova” in Juarez, Chihuahua, MX, and is one of four crossings in El Paso. The port processes toll-free inbound and outbound commercial, non-commercial, and pedestrian traffic. As a result, the volume of traffic is heavy with many travelers and commercial vehicles choosing to enter and exit through this facility in lieu of paying a toll.
Much of the port facility has reached the end of its life cycle as most of the buildings and infrastructure are operating at or beyond capacity no longer meeting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection current design standards. Being the only toll-free port of entry in El Paso, an increase in truck and vehicular traffic over the last few years has created significant congestion making it difficult to support this increased volume of traffic.
The BOTA LPOE sits on approximately 28 acres of fully developed property surrounded on three sides by an extensive highway system.