The new Cross Border Xpress pedestrian bridge links the United States with Tijuana International Airport, allowing air travelers to cross the border quickly and easily. The facility includes airline check-in desks, an arrivals area served by taxis and Uber, and a duty-free store. In other words, Cross Border Xpress looks a lot like many U.S. airports, except the runway is in Mexico. The bridge just might be an apt new symbol of interconnectedness between San Diego and Tijuana—and a symbol of changing times and shifting perceptions on the border.

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