The Mexican and United States governments
oversaw the operation of the new
pedestrian skywalk bridge between Tijuana and San Diego in the Tijuana
The bridge, the only one of its kind
in the world, connects the Tijuana Airport with an airport terminal in San
Diego, California. The project includes immigration offices, shops and an area
for the its own services.
The project received 185 million
pesos in financing from Mexico and USD 180 million dollars from the United
States. It costs $12 per person to cross. The bridge is 48 meters
long and there are 600 square meters of facilities.
Thanks to the collaboration and joint
efforts of the Mexican and United States Government, today we have a modern
and secure border. In addition, the walkway is one of the priorities
of the High Level Economic Dialogue and the Mexico-United States 21st Century
Border Management Initiative.
The Mexican government was
represented at the event by Foreign Secretary Ruiz Massieu and the Secretaries
of Tourism and Communications and Transport. The United States government
was represented by the deputy assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere
Affairs and the Customs and the Border Protection commissioner. Also present
were representatives of the Grupo
Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) and Cross Border Xpress (CBX).