San Ysidro Port of Entry Expansion and Reconfiguration Project
Mountain Pacific, Inc. assisted Clark-Atkinson on completing the $12 million San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (SYLPOE) East/West Pedestrian Bridge project for the General Services Administration (GSA) three months ahead of schedule and with zero recordable incidents. The new pedestrian bridge spans Interstate 5 at the U.S./Mexico border. The 806-foot SYLPOE bridge spans 30 lanes of Interstate 5 as well as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the world’s busiest land port. More than 25,000 pedestrians and 50,000 vehicles pass through the port each day. The new bridge connects an existing transit plaza on San Ysidro Boulevard to the west side of Interstate 5 for pedestrians entering into Mexico. Mountain Pacific designed the falsework, and despite laydown areas and site logistics divided by the 30-lane highway, vehicle traffic was rarely impacted and ongoing CBP operations were never interrupted during construction.