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    Proposed border wall prototypes erected in San Diego

    POSTED 6:43 AM, OCTOBER 12, 2017, BY CBS NEWS WIRE

    SAN DIEGO — Several of the prototype designs for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall have been erected.

    Construction crews broke ground two weeks ago on eight separate prototypes and on Thursday News 8 got a chance to see five of them up close.

    “It’s very interesting to see all the different types of ideas and wall prototypes,” said U.S. Border Patrol Agent Tekae Michael.

    Border Patrol agents took News 8’s Steve Price to a fenced-off area in Otay Mesa where crews are halfway into the 30 days they have to build their prototype for what will eventually be a 2,000-mile long wall along our southern border promised by President Trump.

    One wall has razor wire across the top; another bollard-style fencing that’s friendlier to wildlife; all are designed to be tough to climb or penetrate.

    “In a wall, what we would want is anything that’s going to protect us and protect the United States,” said Agent Michael.

    Three more wall prototypes are coming and once completed they’ll be put to the test.

    “There will be a testing and an evaluation process and we’re going to look to see if the wall prototypes meet the anti-scaling, anti-climbing, anti-digging and safety of border patrol agents,” said Agent Michael.

    San Diego’s southern border spans 60 miles right now with 46 miles protected by an 8 – 10-foot primary fence that’s over 25 years old. A 20-year-old secondary fence overlaps the primary fence for 13 miles in areas more popular with undocumented immigrants.

    “What we do have with our primary and secondary fencing has proven to be effective but like anything, in age, everything needs an upgrade,” said Agent Michael.

    Bids for the prototypes range from $300,000 to $500,000. As of now, the building of an actual wall lacks congressional funding and it is not a given that any of these designs will ever go beyond this point.

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    Can't wait to see them!
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    rototypes for US President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico are seen behind the current border fence.



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    The one with the bars on the bottom that Border Patrol can see through is probably best.

    They need to see what is on the other side. Just put barb wire on top of it.

    Paint it desert brown and greens.
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    That's the one I liked too! I think they call that one a "bollard". Yes, with the barbed wire and put it at an angle like they did on one of the concrete ones, I liked that part of that one.
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    I like the large concrete one with fencing at the top. However, since you can't see through it, you'll need watch towers spaced accordingly. I would imagine someone at the top of the tower could see miles with a high-powered sniper glass.
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    Thank you for those great pictures lorrie.
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    YES!!! THANK YOU LORRIE!!!!

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