Skip to comments.CBP plans to build border wall across Tijuana River, where no barrier exists (San Diego)
Posted on 08/27/2020 6:41:54 PM PDT by BeauBo
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced a plan to extend the border wall and have it cut across the Tijuana River where the river enters the U.S. in San Ysidro, Calif. (San Diego)
Its approximately 0.2 miles across the Tijuana River. The new wall would connect existing walls that end at the east and west banks of the river. The proposed wall would include a bridge, a vertical lift gate to allow the water to flow below, lighting, a 20-foot wide roadway and a maintenance walkway.
The wall would be supported by a series of 30-foot-tall bollards or steel planks anchored on the river bottom.
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The Tijuana River in San Diego, soon to be secured:
Not much of a “river”!
How are Mexicans gonna get to the Nike Outlet store?
Makes a lotta sense to wall the river too. Go for it
Maybe a natural area that floods so they leave it as a dry river for when rain run off fills it? I’ve seen lots like that out west - dry river basins.
A bridge over the river (just North of the Barrier Gates) will provide Border Patrol (and first responders) rapid access, even during floods, as well as mounting cameras and sensors to monitor the river.
We call that a Gap Gate when fencing needs to cross a dry draw or flowing creek.
“We call that a Gap Gate when fencing needs to cross a dry draw or flowing creek.”
“Not much of a river!”
It is seasonal - but notoriously filthy and full of trash when it does run. They are going to put a four foot berm across the bed as a garbage catch. They will likely have to bulldoze it out regularly.
Brush and debris - even whole trees - can get washed downstream during the monsoon rain floods, and build up into a choking dam, if there is a fence in the way. That's why they have to have gates in the rivers.
Yes, a gate for the water to flow but not the live stock to cross or exit the property.
Walls are good. Squish border faggots, not so much.
New designs are now being employed across rivers that cross the US/Mexican Border, Like the Tijuana River in San Diego, and the San Pedro River in Arizona.
Bollards with flood gates block the riverbeds, overwatched by a separate nearby bridge, providing high speed access to Border Patrol and Emergency Services, and a mounting platform for technology to monitor straight up and down the river.
Just wait until it floods.
When it floods, people die.
yes out West they cemented river banks to avoid flooding as it is dry most of the year but during winter it used to flood for miles, sort of like a flash flood going off of dry land so the TJ riverbed is usually dry and a was a perfect conduit for illegals who would just walk down it to USA
The new ones will be much bigger, and backed up by a tall bridge, to allow rapid access across the flooded river, and Border Patrol to monitor up and down the river with both fixed and mobile sensors (like a Patrol vehicle stationed in the middle).
I retract that. It was once true, but it may not be true now.
That cable in the pic is not taunt and looks to be a safety stop during construction.
The loop at the top is not supporting weight.
“What lifts the gates?”
Guys go out before the monsoon season starts, and winch them up. They go out months later, and lock them down through the rest of the year.
During the Summer, when the gates are open, Border Patrol runs back and forth all shift, playing whack-a-mole.
It is better than the whole border being open (the gates can be monitored with cameras and sensors/alarms), but we could really use a better design to manage flood debris, without as much open vulnerability.
“The loop at the top is not supporting weight.”
Looks like the gate sits on some brackets on the side posts, once it’s hauled up.
Not a high tech solution.
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