Skip to comments.Border Wall System Update (12 Oct 2020)
Posted on 10/12/2020 9:30:05 AM PDT by BeauBo
360 miles completed, 221 miles under construction, 157 miles under pre-construction. (738 Total)
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In Arizona, the two biggest points long opposed by organized Leftist groups - Quitobaquito Springs and the San Pedro River - were both largely walled off from Mexico. This week, the remaining few gaps in those areas should be filled in, for continuous barrier (except for any openings deliberately left for gates, which typically come along a bit after the bollard run). Work will likely continue for months in those areas, with utilities and road work finishing up (and building a bridge for the patrol road over the river). But with the bollards and floodgates in place, the deed is done, as far as the arguments of environmentalist and self-appointed Indian rights activists go.
Yoemans’ work, tyvm.
US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management commemorate new Border barrier with the US Border Patrol. Their jobs just got easier.
They could at least put up some temporary gates!
But I am glad there’s progress, at least.
The 9th circus not withstanding... LOL! Keep building. I don’t recall the 9th circus having an enforcement brigade. You know it’s what the dems would, and have done. Ignore the court and proceed as needed.
This is another reason why the Harris-Biden Marxist ticket must lose because they have made it clear if they succeed in stealing the election they will tear down the wall. I believe that’s also mentioned in the Biden-Sanders communist manifesto.
Thank you so much for your reports.
“They could at least put up some temporary gates!”
In urban areas, they struggle to temporarily block gaps at the end of the work day, and reopen them at the start. But far out in very rural areas, they save the time and effort for getting the permanent barrier up.
When they do leave a gap for the gate crew to fill, sometimes they do block the gap with some of the old barrier, like the Normandy style vehicle barriers. Sometimes though, the gap is actively used by Border Patrol or other workers, and left in drive through condition for them.
Unmanned Ground Sensors (like a game camera that alerts at the command post) can be placed to monitor those gaps. The guys on shift can post a guard, or keep patrols nearby - It is still a much more defensible condition than existed just before the new bollards came through. In the meantime, its an opportunity to channelize intruders, for easier ambush.
seems like just the other day when we just completed 300
“The 9th circus not withstanding”
The recent ruling by a three judge panel there, will simply be appealed to the full 9th, and if they decline to hear it, then to the Supreme Court.
It is not final until the Supreme Court says so.
Construction continues at an aggressive pace of ten more miles per week.
“seems like just the other day when we just completed 300”
The pace is so much quicker now.
In the first two years, we only got about 40 miles, as all the analysis, planning and prep took place.
Now we routinely get 40 miles a month.
Looks like we will crack 400 on the first report after the election (9 Nov), and are comfortably on track to complete the goal of 450 by the end of the year.
“another reason why the Harris-Biden Marxist ticket must lose”
Just this one, is an existential threat. One of many.
That sure doesn’t look like a border collie to me.
This is a new design for floodgates (Swing vs. Lift), which are opened during Monsoon season, when whole trees can wash downstream and form dams on barriers.
From further back:
Below you can see from last Thursday (8 Oct 20), that they have passed the river itself (the dense treeline), and were nearing the pre-existing "short" (18 foot) bollards. That gap is just a few days work, at an average pace of 20 panels (160 feet) per day for a crew.
Outside of the riverbed itself, and additional run of smaller single swing gates were installed in the floodplain, for worst case flood years.
The foundations for a patrol road bridge over the high water mark can be seen. That will allow Border Patrol rapid mobility to respond year round.
You can bet that this new infrastructure will be bristling with detection technology - seen and unseen.
Great pics! We are moving ahead.
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