Border crossing construction called unsafe

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A safety of a temporary access point between the U.S. and Mexico is being questioned (KTRK)

There are safety concerns over a bridge that connects Mexico and the U.S.

The new entrance opened at Mexico's El Chaparral Port last week. The half-mile-long crossing connects Tijuana and San Diego. Pedestrians say the location of the new entrance is in a dangerous part of town, but it's the bridge's flimsy construction that worries them the most.

Officials say it's only temporary, and that the bridge should hold up until the project is finished in December, but some say it's still a major risk.

Tijuana resident David Lopez said, "It's unstable because they are working on the bridge, they are making the path for the buses and the cars. Unstable because it's not firm, if you look at it, it's not safe at all."

Mexican officials insist the makeshift structure meets safety standards, but they're still urging people who are disabled, parents pushing strollers, or people carrying luggage to cross somewhere else, station XETV reports.
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