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Tip-Toe To Tijuana: Pedestrian Bridge From U.S. Proposed

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A group Mexican and American investors are planning a $78 million pedestrian bridge complex that would connect "Tijuana's airport to ground transportation on the American side of the border," reports the Daily News.

The project includes plans for a building and parking lot "on the southernmost end of San Diego" where passengers would leave their cars and get their boarding passes before passing through U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoints. From there, travelers could pay a fee to walk across the proposed pedestrian bridge in order to reach the Tijuana airport where they would proceed as normal to security screening and boarding.

Supporters believe the cross-boarder project will "help develop businesses on both side of the fence," reports the Daily News. In addition there is hope the facility would cut down on traffic at border crossings and maximize the use of the international airport for Southern California travelers.