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Wed September 5, 2007
International Bridges Impact Local Economy
By Marco Grajeda
Las Cruces, NM – On a daily basis, an average of almost forty-thousand vehicles enters the United States, using one of the four international bridges in the El Paso, Texas area. Recently, wait times at these bridges have hit two to three hours for travelers during peak periods--surpassing the San Ysidro port, south of San Diego, which gets more traffic and has fewer lanes. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports, some border experts say the long lines are taking a toll on the local economy.