I realize this won’t appeal to very many of my readers, but as an Angelino I was intrigued to read of a proposed bridge linking TIJ to the United States.
An investor group involving billionaire Sam Zell received a key federal approval needed to proceed with its plans for a cross-border pedestrian bridge that would link San Diego to Tijuana’s Rodriguez International Airport.If built, it would be the first of its kind in North America and give San Diego-area travelers easier access to flights at the Mexican airport.
San Diego flyers know that Lindbergh Field is reaching capacity with no room to expand and Tijuana is only 25 minutes away.
The enclosed and secure bridge between the facility and the Tijuana Airport would be about 525 feet long and charge a toll for users. It would be divided into two corridors that would prevent contact between northbound and southbound pedestrians. The project still requires local approval.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been to Tijuana (last time I was there, in 2004, it was mostly 727s and 737-200s flying overhead), but I would certainly be inclined to travel out of TIJ instead of SAN if I could save some money. That’s not going to happen for U.S. destinations, but there may be some decent international and Mexican internal flights available that will justify the trip across the border.