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Work Begins on Trump’s Border Wall with Mexico, Here’s What the Prototypes Look Like

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October 10, 2017
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Work Begins on Trump’s Border Wall with Mexico, Here’s What Prototypes Look Like (Country Boy)

The federal government has given the media a first peek at construction of prototypes for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

Crews working last week on two of the eight prototypes moved dirt, with one of the crews also installing steel reinforcing bars before concrete is poured.

The contractors are erecting eight prototypes in San Diego — four made of concrete and four of other materials. Construction will last about 30 days.

US Customs and Border Protection may pick several designs, or none. They agency says in a press release that the designs will inform standards for future construction.

The prototypes will be up to 30 feet high (9 meters high) and 30 feet long.

Construction is starting three months behind schedule after losing bidders lodged protests that were ultimately unsuccessful.

Read the rest and see photos at Hindustan Times

Related: U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Prototype Could Transform Illegal Immigration (FOXBusiness)

Related: The House Approves $10 Billion for Trump’s Border Wall (Immigration Impact)

Related: Trump’s Attempt to Build a Border Wall Is Already a Disaster — But Could Provide an Economic Stimulus for Mexico (The Washington Spectator)


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