More details on the border wall have emerged. The Trump administration wants the wall to be 30 feet high with it dug six feet into the ground to discourage underground tunneling. Homeland Security is currently accepting bids based on samples to be built in San Diego.
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border.
The notices were made public late Friday by Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security Department agency that will oversee the project and eventually patrol and maintain the wall. The proposals are due to the government by March 29.
One of the CBP contract requests calls for a solid concrete wall, while the other asks for proposals for a see-through structure. Both require the wall to sunk at least six feet into the ground and include 25- and 50-foot automated gates for pedestrians and vehicles. The proposed wall must also be built in a such a way that it would take at least an hour to cut through it with a “sledgehammer, car jack, pick axe, chisel, battery operated impact tools, battery operated cutting tools, Oxy/acetylene torch or other similar hand-held tools.”
The government will award a contract based on 30-foot-wide sample walls that are to be built in San Diego.
This wall will certainly help enforce immigration law once it is fully built. Supposedly they’ve already gotten around 100 bids to build the wall. Everybody wants a piece of the action. This means that they should get a good deal. The price tag of $10 to $12 billion certainly seems reasonable based on the number of bids they’ve gotten.